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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes’ homestand continues as they take on Bill Peters and the Flames.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes are back in action tonight in Raleigh as they kick off the season series with Wild Bill Peters and his Calgary Flames.

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

  • The Hurricanes and Flames are meeting for the first of two matchups this season. They will close out the series in Calgary on December 14th.
  • The Hurricanes have recalled Brian Gibbons...again. Expect to see him in the lineup tonight.
  • The Flames owned the season series last year, posting a 2-0-0 record (Hurricanes: 0-1-1). Their win in Raleigh, as you no doubt remember, was punctuated by old friend Elias Lindholm mocking the Storm Surge on his way off the ice.
  • The Flames own a solid 4-1-1 record on home ice, but have had trouble on the road, where they are just 2-4-1 this season.
  • Dougie Hamilton played 245 games in Calgary, registering 137 points (42g, 95a). He has recorded at least a point in his four career games played against Calgary (2g, 3a).
  • The Canes have amassed a 7-3-1 record thus far through the month of October. With a win tonight, the Canes would match a franchise record for wins (8) and points (17) in October, set in 2005. You might remember that season ending well.

Storm Advisory

  • Some bad news in St. Louis: the Blues will be without Vladimir Tarasenko for most of the remainder of the regular season. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • PNC Arena is almost old enough to drink! [N&O]
  • Mike Maniscalco got back on the Canes Cast podcast! Even if you don’t listen for the hockey talk, the first 20 minutes or so is a heartfelt appreciation for the fans’ good thoughts during his surgery and recovery.
  • But he’s not fully “back” yet.