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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

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The Hurricanes are back in action tonight as they take on the Red Wings for the third and final time this season.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes take on the Red Wings tonight in the second game of the four game homestand.


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 recalled Clark Bishop last night, which most likely means that Jordan Staal is still recovering from a concussion. Bishop has recorded two points (1g, 1a) in 15 games with the big club.
  • Tonight’s game is the third and final matchup between the Hurricanes and Red Wings this season.
  • The Canes are 1-0-1 against the Wings thus far this season. They dominated the October 22nd game in Detroit by a score of 3-1, but fell in a game decided by the shootout on November 10th in PNC Arena.
  • Petr Mrazek played 166 games for the Detroit Red Wings between 2013 and 2018, registering a 72-58-20 record with a 2.60 GAA and a .912 SV%.
  • Justin Williams and Sebastian Aho are riding a five game point streak, while Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov have each posted a three game point streak. Aho and Svechnikov are both scoring at a goal per game rate in their respective streaks.
  • The Hurricanes penalty kill has defused 36 of their last 38 odd-man situations over the last 13 games.

Storm Advisory

  • What made the Mark Giordano and Dougie Hamilton pairing so elite last season? [The Athletic ($)]
  • Not a good look for Vancouver:
  • Patrik Berglund’s divorce with the Buffalo Sabres is very unusual. [Yahoo!]
  • Zdeno Chara was supposed to wear a non-contact jersey yesterday, but there wasn’t one big enough for him.
  • ICYMI, The Hurricanes have released Martin Necas to play for the Czech Republic in the World Junior Championships. He dominated the tournament last year with 11 points (3g, 8a) in eight games.
  • Speaking of the World Juniors, the 2020 tournament will be held in the Czech Republic, and the logo is very familiar to one member of the Hurricanes: