clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Carolina Hurricanes look to keep the ball rolling tonight with their first matchup of the season in historic Madison Square Garden.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes take on a divisional foe in the New York Rangers tonight, their second matchup of the season as the Canes try to build on a strong start to the new year.

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 tilt is the second of four this season between the Rangers and the Hurricanes, and the first of two between the teams at Madison Square Garden.
  • The Canes took down the Rangers in Raleigh on October 8th by a score of 8-5. The teams will finish out their season series in early February with two more games.
  • The Hurricanes’ big offensive win in October was fueled by three point games from Warren Foegele (2g, 1a), Jordan Staal (1g, 2a) and Justin Williams (3a), as well as Andrei Svechnikov’s first NHL goal.
  • The Rangers ride a 15-game winning streak on their home ice against the Hurricanes coming into tonight’s game, their longest home winning streak against any team in franchise history. On top of that impressive streak, the Rangers have won 25 of their last 30 matchups against Carolina.
  • For perspective, the last time the Hurricanes won in Manhattan, Rod Brind’Amour was only a few months removed from retiring as an active player and Andrei Svechnikov was ten years old.
  • Justin Williams has scored a goal in five consecutive games, becoming just the sixth player in NHL history to earn a streak of that nature after turning 37 years old. Can you guess the other four?

Storm Advisory

  • This is a good one.
  • The Ducks sent Andrew Cogliano to the Stars for Devin Shore. [TSN]
  • Phil Di Giuseppe is on waivers again.
  • The Hurricanes are getting some national media recognition for the victory celebrations. Here’s a power ranking of all the Storm Surges thus far this season. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Martin Necas was recognized in the latest Prospect Profile.
  • Ron Francis discusses his transition away from the game with his new job as a real estate broker. [WRAL Sports Fan]
  • In case you missed it yesterday, John Forslund has been selected as the North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year. A well deserved honor for one of the best in the business. [Us]