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Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings: Preview and Game Hub

The Hurricanes take on the Red Wings coming off of a deflating loss last night to the Penguins.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes look to stop the bleeding tonight after losing their last four games. They take on the slumping Red Wings in Michigan.

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 trail all-time with a 31-39-10-1 record, including a 11-22-7-1 record in Detroit.
  • Tonight’s matchup marks the third and final matchup between the teams this season. The Canes won in December in Detroit and lost on home ice earlier this month.
  • The Wings won the season series in 2016-17, posting a 2-1-0 record.
  • Defenseman Justin Faulk led the team with four points (2g, 2a) in three games against Detroit last season. Faulk has earned 15 points (4g, 11a) in 15 career appearances against the Wings. The Canes need his offensive production tonight.
  • Jordan Staal (personal/family leave) is not expected to play tonight, according to Bill Peters following last night’s game.

Lines and Rosters

The Hurricanes did not skate this morning coming off of the game and trip to Detroit last night. After a flat showing, you can expect Bill Peters to make some changes to the lineup. As noted above, Staal will be out of the lineup again tonight for family reasons. The only switch we can predict is Darling between the pipes coming off of a game last night.

Sebastian Aho - Elias Lindholm - Teuvo Teravainen

Brock McGinn - Victor Rask - Justin Williams

Jeff Skinner - Derek Ryan - Lee Stempniak

Joakim Nordstrom - Josh Jooris - Phil Di Giuseppe

Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce

Haydn Fleury - Justin Faulk

Noah Hanifin - Trevor van Riemsdyk

Scott Darling

Cam Ward

Scratches: Klas Dahlbeck (healthy), Jordan Staal (family reasons), Lucas Wallmark (healthy)

The Red Wings are fresh off of losing a good young goaltender in Petr Mrazek in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers. Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader both took maintenance days on Thursday against the Sabres, but will draw back in tonight. Mike Green, however, will be out tonight with an upper-body injury and may have played his final game with the Wings in advance of Monday’s trade deadline.

Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Anthony Mantha

Tomas Tatar - Dylan Larkin - Andreas Athanasiou

Darren Helm - Frans NielsenJustin Abdelkader

Tyler BertuzziLuke Glendening - Martin Frk

Jonathan EricssonTrevor Daley

Niklas KronwallXavier Ouellet

Danny DeKeyserNick Jensen

Jimmy Howard

Jared Coreau