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Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

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The Hurricanes kick off the season series with the division foe Flyers tonight in the City of Brotherly Love.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes look to bounce back after a disappointing loss on home ice to the Devils on Saturday night. They take on another Metropolitan Division opponent in the Flyers tonight, in the first game of the four game season series.


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 Flyers meet tonight for the first of four games between the teams this season.
  • The Hurricanes swept the season series in 2018-19 with a 4-0-0 record. They outscored the Flyers 17-9 over the four games, and it was the fourth time that the Hurricanes swept the Flyers in a season series in franchise history.
  • Jordan Staal has tallied 39 points (21g, 18a) in 62 career games against the Flyers. He has scored more goals against Philadelphia than any other team in his NHL career.
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk would play his 10th career games against brother James van Riemsdyk tonight. However, Rod Brind’Amour did mention yesterday that Haydn Fleury was going to get into a few games soon, so the defensive makeup for tonight’s game remains to be seen.
  • The Hurricanes and Flyers met on New Year’s Eve last season with identical records of 15-17-5, trailing Montreal in the final Wild Card spot by 10 points. The Canes won that game and kicked off a miraculous 31-12-2 run over the second half of the season to charge into the playoffs.
  • The Hurricanes have scored at least two goals in each of their first 14 games this season.

Storm Advisory

  • After a break from the game, Scott Darling has found a new spot to play.
  • Want to see a game at a great price for a great cause? (Note that you can use just about any team employee’s last name as the promo code; Eric was simply the first to tweet it out.)
  • Storm Brew will be available for purchase starting this week!
  • Inside the NHL’s ‘Money on the board’ tradition. [The Athletic ($)]
  • A Hurricanes player made this power rankings list for 10 most impressive players through the first month of the season. I bet you can guess who it is. [NBC Sports]
  • The Seattle franchise is slated to announce their team name before the All-Star Game this winter. [Sportsnet]