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Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes take on the similarly slumping Rangers tonight in Madison Square Garden.

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes come off of an extended break to take on the New York Rangers in a Metropolitan Division matchup.

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 54-68-16 record against the Rangers, including a 19-42-9 record in New York
  • The Hurricanes and Rangers will play four times this season, and tonight marks the third matchup. The Rangers took both the November and December matchups by lopsided scores, winning 5-1 and 6-1 respectively. The last game of the season series will come on March 31st in Raleigh.
  • The two teams tied the 2016-17 season series with each team going 2-2-0.
  • Jeff Skinner (3g, 1a) and Victor Rask (1g, 3a) both paced the team last season against New York with four points in four games.
  • Despite two subpar appearances this season, Scott Darling is 2-2-1 with one shutout, a 2.20 GAA, and a .925 SV% against the Rangers in five appearances against the club.
  • Sebastian Aho earned his 100th NHL point against the Winnipeg Jets last game, making him just the fifth player from the 2015 draft to hit that mark.
  • The AHL’s leading scorer, Valentin Zykov was recalled yesterday from Charlotte and could be in the lineup tonight.

Storm Advisory

  • The Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association is holding a fundraiser, and $2,000 in matching funds is on the line. Please help if you can! [CC Fanpost]
  • Nolan Ward beat his father to the glove side yesterday at Raleigh Center Ice:
  • The Annual Sled Classic Carolina Cup took place here in Raleigh over the weekend:

Thank you to Bates, Jon, Jesse , Wade and Brian for taking part in Day 2 of the 3rd Annual Sled Classic Carolina Cup...

Posted by Carolina Sled Hockey on Saturday, March 10, 2018

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Posted by Carolina Sled Hockey on Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Pierre LeBrun had some information regarding the Hurricanes GM search on Saturday.