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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Canes are back home after a week on the road to face a Flyers team that’s not far behind them in the division standings.

Carolina Hurricanes v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

The Hurricanes take on a division rival in the Philadelphia Flyers for the second matchup of the season between the teams. Coming off a three-game road trip sweep, the first in franchise history, the Canes will try to extend a four game winning streak.

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 Flyers and Hurricanes are meeting for the second matchup of four this season. The Flyers took the first matchup in a 4-1 win in Wells Fargo Center on November 5th.
  • The Flyers will be in PNC Arena again in January, and the Canes will travel to Philadelphia in March to round out the series.
  • After the win in Chicago on Tuesday night, the Hurricanes swept a regular-season three game road trip or longer for the first time in franchise history. It came on the team’s 200th road trip of three or more games.
  • Four different Hurricanes’ players extended their point streaks in Chicago. Dougie Hamilton extended his streak to six games with an assist, Andrei Svechnikov scored a goal to bring his streak to six games, Martin Necas also scored a goal to extend his streak to four games, and Joel Edmundson tallied an assist to extend his streak to four games.
  • With a goal in Chicago, Necas has picked up 15 points (5g, 10a) on the season. Among all NHL rookies, he ranks second and goals and points, and third in assists.

Storm Advisory

  • If you missed it yesterday, the Maple Leafs have fired Mike Babcock.
  • And here’s his statement.
  • Rod Brind’Amour was mentioned in the latest 31 Thoughts by Elliotte Friedman. Seems that Guy Carbonneau’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame is opening a few eyes to Brind’Amour’s own candidacy, which has to this point been unusually disregarded. [Sportsnet]
  • Garnet Hathaway was suspended three games for a spitting incident involving Erik Gudbranson. [NHL]
  • Bobby Ryan will be away from the Ottawa Senators while taking part in the player assistance program.
  • What a save from Marc-Andre Fleury.