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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings: Game Preview

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The Hurricanes return home after a medoicre four game Western Conference road trip to take on the Detroit Red Wings.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes host the Red Wings tonight in Raleigh in their second matchup of the three game season series.


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’s matchup is the second of three between the teams this season. They will meet a final time in Raleigh on December 20th.
  • The Hurricanes won the first meeting of the season in Little Caesars Arena last month with goals from Jordan Martinook, Justin Faulk, and Micheal Ferland.
  • The Canes took the three game season series last year, recording a record of 2-1-0.
  • Jaccob Slavin has scored a powerplay goal in back-to-back games. Prior to his first PP goal of the season on Tuesday, Slavin had scored just one goal with the man advantage in his NHL career.
  • Andrei Svechnikov scored his fourth goal of the season on Thursday against Chicago. He is tied for fourth among rookies in goals scored, and leads rookies from his 2018 Draft class.