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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens: Game Preview

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The Hurricanes take on the Canadiens in their second game of the extended eight game home stand.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes will look to build on their come-from-behind win on Tuesday night as they take on the Montreal Canadiens. (And you’ll have to sit in your own seat tonight to watch it.)


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

  • Sebastian Aho made his welcomed return on Tuesday night. He wasted no time as he opened up the Hurricanes scoring with his 17th goal of the season.
  • The Hurricanes trail all-time with a 70-102-25-1 record, including a 41-44-15 record on home ice.
  • Tonight marks the third and final meeting between the two teams this season. The Hurricanes won both matchups, the first coming on December 27th and the second on January 25th.
  • A win tonight would mark just the second sweep of Montreal in franchise history. The last one came in the 1994-95 season.
  • The Canes won the 2016-17 season series with a 2-1-0 record.
  • Sebastian Aho has tallied four points (2g, 2a) in four career games against Montreal. He posted a multi-goal game on December 27th.
  • The Canes are an impressive 26-for-27 (96.3%) on the penalty kill in their last 13 game against the Habs, dating back to January of 2014.