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Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Carolina Hurricanes come off of a big win in Raleigh against the Senators to take on the Devils in the team’s third game in four days.

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NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Hurricanes take on Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils tonight on the second half of a back-to-back set.

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 come into the game on a modest three game win streak. Despite their form, they still remain seven points in back of tonight’s opponent in the last Wild Card position. Oh, and the surging Florida Panthers are six points ahead with two games in hand.
  • The Hurricanes trail the Devils all-time with a 54-68-17-1 record, including a 24-37-7-1 record in New Jersey.
  • Tonight marks the last game in the four game series between the teams. The Canes have posted a 1-1-1 record against the Devils so far this season.
  • Warren Foegele had a very impressive NHL debut last night, posting a goal and an assist. His first shot found the back of the net, and his second shot assisted fellow Checkers teammate Valentin Zykov to his third goal in four games with the big club.
  • After a very trying season for the co-captain, Jordan Staal was the Hurricanes’ nominee for the Masterton Trophy.

Storm Advisory

  • Ever wonder what it’s like to lead the Department of Player Safety? [The Athletic]
  • Hurricanes prospect and Checkers forward Sergei Tolchinsky will apparently sign with CSKA Moscow of the KHL this summer.
  • “The NHL must reach beyond middle-aged white dudes.” [ESPN]