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

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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.