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Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

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The Hurricanes take on a team fighting for a playoff spot tonight in Philadelphia.

Jamie Kellner

The eliminated Carolina Hurricanes take on the playoff-bound Philadelphia Flyers tonight in the second to last game of the season.


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 all-time with a 42-68-25-3 record against the Flyers, including a 23-32-13-1 record on Broad Street.
  • Tonight’s matchup concludes the season series between the teams, the Hurricanes have posted a record of 1-1-1, with their only win of the season coming on March 1st in enemy territory.
  • Philadelphia won the 2016-17 series with a 3-1-1 record (Carolina: 2-2-1).
  • The Hurricanes have scored three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games against the Flyers, spanning back to December of 2015.
  • Carolina has earned a point in six of its last seven games played in the Wells Fargo Center, going 4-1-2 in that time. Sebastian Aho has been lights out against the Flyers in his young career. He led the team with eight points (4g, 4a) in just five games against the Flyers last season and has tallied three points (1g, 2a) in the first three games this season.

Storm Advisory

  • Which coaches are sitting on the hottest seats this spring? [TSN]
  • Which teams have the most star power as they enter the postseason [The Athletic ($)]
  • Roberto Luongo is set to play his 1,000th game tonight as the Panthers fight for their life against the Bruins. [NHL]
  • The Buffalo Sabres have secured the coveted spot of last in the standings heading into this offseason’s draft lottery. [NHL]