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Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes come off of a flat loss to Vegas on Sunday to take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes take on the Penguins tonight in Pittsburgh in a big four point game.

Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Bruins
Category Hurricanes Bruins
Record 8-6 11-5
Goals/Game 2.79 3.31
Goals Against/Game 2.71 2.06
Shots/Game 30.9 34.3
Faceoff % 49.1% 53.3%
Power Play % (Rank) 10.0% (14) 31.9% (1)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 70.8% (14) 85.7% (4)
ES Corsi For % 55.61% 51.66%
ES PDO 101.2% 101.0
PIM/Game 8:38 6:30

Goaltender #1

Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Record 5-5 11-5
Save % .894 .939
GAA 2.73 1.96

Goaltender #2

Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Record 3-1 0-0
Save % .943 N/A
GAA 1.70 N/A

Game Notes

  • The Hurricanes trail all-time with a 62-64-17-1 record, including a 27-34-9-1 record in Pittsburgh.
  • Tonight marks the third out of four games between the two sides this season. The Canes took both the December 29th and January 4th matchups against the Penguins. The final matchup will come on February 23rd.
  • The last time the Hurricanes won a season series against the Penguins was in the 2009-10 season.
  • Jeff Skinner has scored a goal in three of his last four games against the Penguins.
  • Sebastian Aho is still ruled out indefinitely, but we may have gotten some encouraging news on Sunday in an interview with Bill Peters:
  • And some more good news!

Storm Advisory

  • The NHL unveiled its plan for the All-Star Skills Competition today, and it has a bit of a different look than in years past. [NHL]
  • This weeks CanesCast features Hurricanes’ radio play-by-play announcer Chuck Kaiton. [NHL]
  • Go behind the scenes of the Canes Alumni game with Shane Willis and Erik Cole: