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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Game Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes take on the Flyers in the first leg of a back-to-back set.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes are back in action tonight against the division rival Philadelphia Flyers in Raleigh, starting a weekend back-to-back against a pair of teams they must beat to keep any hope of a playoff run alive.

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 the Flyers all-time with a 42-67-25-3 record, including a 23-31-13-1 record on home ice.
  • The Canes and Flyers will play a total of four times this season. The Flyers took the first game of the season series in February with an OT win in Carolina, and the Canes won in Philadelphia on March 1st. The last matchup between the Metropolitan foes will come on April 5th.
  • The Hurricanes have earned at least a point in nine of their last 10 games against Philadelphia at PNC Arena, posting a 7-1-2 record in that span.
  • Carolina has scored three or more goals in eight of their last nine games against Philadelphia, spanning back to December of 2015.
  • Sebastian Aho shined with eight points (4g, 4a) in five games against the Flyers last season.
  • The Flyers are slotted to start goaltender Alex Lyon tonight, who will make his eighth career start.