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Carolina Hurricanes at Anaheim Ducks: Preview and Game Notes

The Hurricanes take on the Ducks in Anaheim in the third and final game of their California road trip.

Carolina Hurricanes v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images

The Hurricanes face off against the Anaheim Ducks in the final game before an extended six day break as they try to come away from the California trip with two wins from three.

Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Blue Jackets
Category Hurricanes Blue Jackets
Record 21-7-3 13-13-7
Goals/Game 3.23 2.54
Goals Against/Game 2.48 3.12
Shots/Game 31.52 28.70
Face Off Win % 54.4% 46.2%
Power Play % (Rank) 30.6% (1st) 14.8% (26th)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 82.9% (9th) 74.0% (26th)
ES Corsi For % 53.04% 46.16%
ES PDO 100.96 99.42
PIM/Game 07:21 06:43

Goaltender #1

Category James Reimer Joonas Korpisalo
Category James Reimer Joonas Korpisalo
Record 12-4-1 8-10-5
Save % 0.909 .900
GAA 2.68 2.98

Goaltender #2

Category Alex Nedeljkovic Elvis Merzlikins
Category Alex Nedeljkovic Elvis Merzlikins
Record 7-2-2 5-3-2
Save % .930 .912
GAA 1.96 2.91

Game Notes

  • Tonight’s meeting between the Ducks and Hurricanes is the first of two matchups this season. The Ducks will visit PNC Arena on 1/17.
  • The Hurricanes won the season series last year, posting a 1-0-1 record (Ducks 1-1-0).
  • Sebastian Aho has collected six points (2g, 4a) in six career games against the Ducks.
  • Despite a 5-2 loss at San Jose, the Canes are off to their best eight game start in franchise history. Their 6-2-0 record for 12 points beats the 11 point starts that the team has posted four separate times in franchise history.
  • The Canes have a solid 3-1-0 record on the road this season. The Canes set a franchise record for road wins in a season with 22 last season.
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected to make his season debut after missing the first eight games of 2019-2020 season with a shoulder injury he suffered during the playoffs last spring. The Hurricanes reassigned Brian Gibbons to Charlotte yesterday and did not make a corresponding callup, indicating that Rod Brind’Amour might ease TVR back into the rotation by playing seven defensemen tonight.