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Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings: Preview and Game Hub

The Hurricanes are back in action in Detroit tonight as they take on the Red Wings for the second time this season.

Detroit Red Wings v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images

The Hurricanes take on a struggling Red Wings club tonight as they try to pick up their second win in as many nights.

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 Red Wings are meeting for the second time this season. They will wrap up the season series in Detroit in March.
  • The Hurricanes picked up a dominant 7-3 win in Raleigh on November 1st. 12 separate Hurricanes picked up a point, led by Sebastian Aho (2g, 1a) and Dougie Hamilton (3a).
  • Last night’s win was Rod Brind’Amour’s 60th as head coach, making him the fastest Hurricanes coach to reach 60 wins.
  • With two assists last night, Andrei Svechnikov is now one of just 32 NHL players averaging more than a point per game this season. He’s picked up 26 points (11g, 15) in 23 games, which makes him the current Hurricanes scoring leader.
  • Joel Edmundson picked up an assist last night and extended his career long point streak to six games. He’s the third Hurricane to put up a point streak of six or more games this season (Dougie Hamilton and Andrei Svechnikov).

Lines and Rosters


We can expect for the Hurricanes to line up the same as last night coming off of a big comeback win against Florida. We will most likely see James Reimer in net as he makes his first start in eight days.

Andrei Svechnikov - Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen
Ryan Dzingel - Jordan Staal - Warren Foegele
Nino Niederreiter - Lucas Wallmark - Martin Necas
Brock McGinn - Eetu Luostarinen - Jordan Martinook

Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Joel Edmundson - Brett Pesce
Jake Gardiner - Trevor van Riemsdyk

James Reimer
Petr Mrazek

Injuries and Scratches: Haydn Fleury (healthy), Erik Haula (knee)

Red Wings

The Red Wings come into tonight with a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 matchups, and picked up their fifth straight loss last night by a score of 5-1 in New Jersey. They recalled Filip Zadina this morning, who has been a key contributor in the AHL this season, and was drafted four picks after Svechnikov in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Andreas Athanasiou
Robby Fabbri - Valtteri Filppula - Filip Zadina
Brendan Perlini - Frans Nielsen - Taro Hirose
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Christoffer Ehn

Patrik Nemeth - Filip Hronek
Jonathan Ericsson - Madison Bowey
Dennis Cholowski - Dylan McIlrath

Jimmy Howard
Jonathan Bernier