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Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

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The Hurricanes look to end a disappointing run against division rivals as they face yet another Metropolitan opponent in the New York Rangers.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes and Rangers face off for the first time this season as the Hurricanes look to get back on track after a disappointing string of play.


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 face off for the first of four meetings between the teams this season. Carolina will be in New York on November 27th and December 27th, and the teams will complete the series on February 21st in Raleigh.
  • The teams split the season series 2-2-0 in 2018-19.
  • The Canes broke the Madison Square Garden Curse last February, snapping a streak of 16 consecutive losses in Manhattan (0-13-3).
  • We may see a new face in the lineup tonight. The Canes called up Eetu Luostarinen yesterday and he will make his NHL debut tonight.
  • Tonight is the Canes’ first matchup against former high profile Hurricanes prospect Adam Fox. His rights were traded to the Rangers in exchange for a second round pick and a conditional third rounder in 2020.
  • We also get a chance to say hello to old friend Greg McKegg, who signed with the Rangers in free agency.

Storm Advisory

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  • (extremely Gary Bettman voice) We Have A Trade to Announce