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

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

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]