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

The Carolina Hurricanes take on a red hot New York Islanders team in the historic Nassau Coliseum.

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Jamie Kellner

Two streaking Metropolitan Division teams collide tonight as the Islanders host the Canes in their old barn.

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 Canes face off against the Islanders for the fourth and final time of the season. New York has won each of the first three meetings this season.
  • The Islanders earned a 2-1 overtime win over Carolina in the season opener at PNC Arena. New York took the next two games in regulation.
  • Five of Jaccob Slavin’s 19 career goals have come against the Islanders, including his only career hat trick, which came in the Barclays Center two seasons ago.
  • Tonight’s matchup is one of 12 in Nassau Coliseum this season. They will play a total of 48 more at the historic arena over the next two seasons.
  • The Islanders have won six straight games and are 9-0-1 in their last 10. The Canes are also hot, winning their last four matchups after a depressing month of December.

Storm Advisory

  • 20 players that could move before the deadline, including a pair of Hurricanes. [The Athletic]
  • Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen visited the league offices as well as the NHL Store in New York City.
  • Teuvo Teravainen also made an appearance on NHL Now.
  • The Lightning may be the NHL’s super team. [Yahoo]
  • P.K. Subban did another awesome thing. [NHL]