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Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes take on the Rangers tonight in New York as they try to pick up their third straight win.

Jamie Kellner

A winning streak at Madison Square Garden?! Believe it or not, it’s possible tonight for the Carolina Hurricanes, as they look for their third straight win - and their second in a row at the World’s Most Famous Arena - in a pre-Thanksgiving matchup with the Rangers in Manhattan.

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 Rangers are meeting for the second of four meetings this season. The Canes will be in New York again in December, while the Rangers will be in Raleigh in February to close out the season series.
  • The Rangers lead the season series after picking up a 4-2 win in PNC Arena on 11/7. Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho scored for Carolina. The Canes outshot the Rangers 47-19 but still couldn’t pull out a win as Henrik Lundqvist turned back the clock in making 45 saves.
  • That’s still the most saves Lundqvist has made in a game this year, through 14 starts.
  • The Hurricanes closed the season series in 2018-19 with a 3-0 road win in New York, snapping a streak of 16 consecutive losses in Madison Square Garden.
  • Andrei Svechnikov enters tonight’s matchup riding an eight-game point streak, becoming the first teenager in team history (since relocation) to record a point streak of eight or more games. He recorded 37 points in his rookie campaign, and needed 59 games to each 27 points. This season, he’s hit the 27 point mark in just 24 games. He is second in points among Russian-born NHL players this season.
  • Sebastian Aho picked up a goal and an assist against Detroit to extend his point streak to four games. He’s now picked up 14 points (9g, 5a) in 12 games during November.

Storm Advisory

  • Dougie Hamilton has taken advantage of increased opportunity with the Hurricanes. [NHL]
  • The Hurricanes will distribute 1,050 turkeys to Triangle families this Thanksgiving. [NHL]
  • Amid investigation into allegations against Bill Peters, the former Canes bench boss will not coach the Flames in Buffalo tonight. [ESPN]
  • ICYMI, this is not great. Our coverage from yesterday is here.