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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes kick off a Western Conference road trip with their first of two games in Alberta this week.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes look to get things back on track tonight after two flat losses with a matchup against Connor McDavid and the Oilers.

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 is the first of two meetings between the teams this season. They will meet in PNC Arena on February 15th.
  • The teams split the season series in 2017-18, with the Hurricanes posting a 5-3 win in Edmonton and the Oilers winning big by a score of 7-3 in Raleigh.
  • Dougie Hamilton, a former Calgary Flame, has posted 14 points (3g, 11a) in 17 career games against Edmonton. Justin Faulk has tallied 11 assists in 11 career games against the Oilers.
  • Newly acquired Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter is looking to play in his 500th career game tonight. He would become just the 7th member of his 2010 draft class to hit that mark.
  • Greg McKegg, also a member of the 2010 draft class, is looking to play in his 100th NHL game tonight.
  • The Hurricanes recalled Haydn Fleury from Charlotte this morning. He will join the team on their trip through Western North America.

Storm Advisory

  • David Rittich did a pretty cool thing for his brother. [NHL]
  • GM Don Waddell talked publicly about Micheal Ferland and the looming trade deadline. [ABC11]
  • Petr Mrazek has unique equipment preference. [NSJ]
  • Talks between Matt Duchene and the Senators are ongoing.
  • New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri will replace Taylor Hall in the All-Star Game.
  • So... this happened.