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Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

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“Trust the Process” has worked for the Flyers, too. Carolina takes on the second-best Metro team tonight.

Jamie Kellner

It’s been a rough few weeks for the Carolina Hurricanes, in more respects than one, and the only thing that will make anything easier would be a win in Philadelphia tonight.


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

  • Today’s matchup is the second of four regular season games between the Hurricanes and Flyers. Philadelphia won the first matchup 2-1 in overtime on Feb. 6.
  • It’s a tale of two streaks: the Flyers are on a six-game win streak (9-0-1 in last 10 games), while the Hurricanes are on a six-game losing streak.
  • Historically, Carolina is 41-67-15 against Philadelphia, with 14 ties. The Canes have also given up 3.56 goals to 2.77 created throughout the history of this matchup.
  • Jordan Staal will join the team in Philadelphia, the first game back since the announcement of the passing of his daughter, Hannah.
  • Despite falling in overtime, Cam Ward went 28-of-30 (.933) against the Flyers in the last matchup.
  • The Hurricanes went 2-2-1 against the Flyers last year in the regular season series.

Storm Advisory

  • ICYMI, Jordan Staal sent out a statement to the media on the death of his daughter, Hannah [News & Observer]
  • The Seattle NHL team expansion talk has invigorated the ownership group to think about..the NBA? [ESPN]
  • I have a Henrik Lundqvist player card in my wallet that’s beaten up pretty badly. Have the Rangers beat him up just as badly by way of bad team building? [FiveThirtyEight]
  • Even sadder NYR reading: McDonagh says goodbye to New York, New York [The Player’s Tribune]
  • My body, my choice? Ethical questions about biometric player tracking in hockey [ESPN]