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Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders: Preview and Game Discussion

The Hurricanes look to take revenge on an Islanders team that stole a win in PNC Arena on opening night.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes take on a tired Islanders team on the second leg of a back to back tonight in Carolina for the second time this season.

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

  • Tonight marks the second matchup between the Islanders and the Canes this season. The teams faced off in PNC Arena in the Hurricanes home opener in an OT loss in which Thomas Greiss stole the show.
  • The teams will match up two more times this season, both of which will take place in New York.
  • With an assist on Friday, Sebastian Aho extended his point streak to 10 games to start the season. He sits just one game behind Ron Francis’ franchise leading 11 game season opening point streak.
  • Speaking of streaks, Micheal Ferland has himself a five game point streak after earning an assist against the Sharks on Friday. Four of his five points in that span were goals.

Lines and Rosters

The Hurricanes will likely line up similarly to Friday night. A goalie decision hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Warren Foegele - Jordan Staal - Justin Williams

Micheal Ferland - Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen

Jordan Martinook - Lucas Wallmark - Andrei Svechnikov

Brock McGinn - Nicolas Roy - Valentin Zykov

Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton

Calvin de Haan - Justin Faulk

Trevor van Riemsdyk - Brett Pesce

Petr Mrazek

Scott Darling

The Islanders enter today’s game after a 6-1 win over the Flyers yesterday afternoon and will not skate today either. Here is how they lined up yesterday:

Anthony Beauvillier - Mathew Barzal - Jordan Eberle

Anders Lee - Brock Nelson - Josh Bailey

Andrew Ladd - Valtteri Filppula - Leo Komarov

Matt Martin - Casey Cizikas - Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy - Adam Pulock

Thomas Hickey - Scott Mayfield

Adam Pelech - Johnny Boychuk

Thomas Greiss

Robin Lehner