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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vancouver Canucks: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes try to keep it rolling tonight as they take on the Canucks in Raleigh.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes look to continue building on an impressive start to the season with their last home game before the State Fair road trip, welcoming the Canucks to PNC Arena for the only 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

  • The Hurricanes are coming off of an exciting performance on Sunday night that gave fans 13 goals on the way to a Hurricanes win.
  • It’s very early, but the Hurricanes are currently sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings. When was the last time you saw that?
  • Tonight’s matchup is the first of the two game series with the Canucks. The second game will be in Vancouver in late January.
  • The teams split the series last season, with each club winning decisively on home ice.
  • Andrei Svechnikov became the first player born in the 2000s to score an NHL goal with his tally against the Rangers on Sunday.
  • The Hurricanes have started off the season with a three game point streak for just the fourth time in franchise history, and the first time since the year that Andrei Svechnikov was born.
  • After Sunday’s win, the Hurricanes lead the NHL in hits with 76.

Storm Advisory

  • “It’s not like the old days where you just kind of screamed at people and they did stuff. That doesn’t work.” - Rod Brind’Amour [ESPN]
  • The Expansion Era may be closing in hockey. What does that mean for the future? [Washington Post]
  • Go inside the Hurricanes unique post game celibration. [ESPN]
  • ...And another one. We really got some attention yesterday! [NHL]
  • Chuck Kaiton has a new outlet for his hall of fame voice and personality. [N&O]