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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets: Game Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes come off of an impressive back-to-back set to take on the Jets in Raleigh.

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The Carolina Hurricanes take on one of the best teams in the Western Conference in the Winnipeg Jets to wrap up a set of three games in four nights.

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 lead the all-time series against the Jets with a record of 50-26-10-1, including a 22-16-5 record on home ice.
  • Tonight marks the second of two games between the teams this season. The first came in early October as the Canes lost in Manitoba by a score of 2-1.
  • The Canes have earned a point in four of their last five meetings with Winnipeg, posting a 3-1-1 mark in that time.
  • The Canes are an impressive 24-8-5 when scoring first this season. The team has struck first in three consecutive games coming into tonight.
  • Cam Ward, who is expected to start tonight following the morning skate routine, has earned a point in nine of his last 12 starts.
  • Since taking over midway through the 2013-14 season, Paul Maurice is 5-4 against the club that he coached for two separate stints beginning in 1996.