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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Ottawa Senators: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes take on the Senators tonight for the second time in three nights, this time in Raleigh.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes will try to sweep the the home-and-home series as they take on the Senators in Raleigh.

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

  • Tonight’s game marks the second matchup between the teams in three days. The Hurricanes took the Saturday night matchup by a score of 5-2.
  • Cam Ward started on Saturday, posting an impressive .944 SV% and only allowing two goals.
  • Jeff Skinner has been hot of late, tallying 3 goals and one assist in his last two games.
  • Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen are the first two Hurricanes players to have 60-or-more points in a season since the 2010-11 campaign when Eric Staal had 76 and Jeff Skinner had 63. The two Fins have combined for 41 points in their last 21 games.
  • The Hurricanes currently sit nine points outside of a playoff position with just seven games to play. The Panthers sit between them and the Devils, who occupy the second wild card position in the Eastern Conference.
  • In the good news department, the Hurricanes are one of five teams that currently have three or more 20-goal scorers who are 25 years of age or younger.

Storm Advisory

  • The Hurricanes Pet Supply drive begins tonight:
  • With a shootout win over the Predators, the Jets became the next team to clinch a playoff berth. [NHL]
  • Despite an incredibly disappointing season in Edmonton, Oilers fans can still smile because they have Connor McDavid.