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Carolina Hurricanes vs Vancouver Canucks: Preview & Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes will look to right the ship in first half of a back to back set on You Can Play Night.

Jamie Kellner

It’s You Can Play night inside PNC Arena as the Carolina Hurricanes look to get back to winning against the Vancouver Canucks. Amazingly, the Canes still only sit one point out of playoff spot and it appears changes have finally started.

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 Canes placed both Josh Jooris and Marcus Kruger on waivers yesterday so expect roster moves to be announced shortly after noon. It would be very surprising if there is not at least one player from Charlotte in the lineup tonight.
  • The last time these teams met was on December 5th in Vancouver where the Canucks won 3-0. (And the last time they played in Raleigh was that bonkers 8-6 Canes win in December 2016 where the Canes scored six times in the second period.)
  • Carolina trails all-time with a 26-33-14-1 (74) record, including a 16-14-6 (36) record at home.
  • Jaccob Slavin will play in his 200th NHL game tonight, all with the Hurricanes.
  • Scott Darling was announced as the starter tonight and he is looking for his first win since January 11th.
  • This is game one of a back to back set for the Canes while the Canucks are playing in the back half of their own back to back, losing 5-2 in Tampa last night.
  • In conjunction with the NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone initiative, the Hurricanes will host You Can Play Night tonight. Various LGBTQ organizations will be on the concourse to speak with fans. In addition, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation will host a special silent auction benefiting the You Can Play Project.
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk is the Hurricanes representative this year and select other players will be sporting pride taped sticks in warmups.

Storm Advisory

  • You Can Play Night is one component of Hockey Is For Everyone Month, and throughout February the Canes will be featuring different initiatives and organizations: Girls Hockey Night on Feb. 13, Triangle Special Hockey Association Night on Feb. 16, Triangle Sled Hockey Association Night on Feb. 18, and Capital City Crew Night on Feb. 23.
  • Another Q&A with Tom Dundon in which he discusses his relationship with Dallas, Mark Cuban, and the trade deadline. [Sporting News]
  • Go behind the scenes on the typical game day at PNC Arena as the team prepared to take on the Montreal Canadiens last week. [Hurricanes]
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk is a busy man as his team prepares to host You Can Play Night tonight. [Hurricanes]
  • He also took time out to give a shout out to the Jr Canes who are in Quebec working towards a pee wee tournament victory.
  • If you’re soon expecting parents and Hurricanes fans, head to Rex Healthcare and make sure your newborn goes home Stylin (wooooooooo!!!) n’ profilin’!
  • Ron Francis makes an appearance on the list of GM’s under the most pressure heading in to this years trade deadline [Sportsnet]
  • In non-Canes news, the New York Rangers essentially announced they are going into full blown seller mode by warning fans many familiar faces may be gone. [Rangers]