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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes take on the hot Flames looking for the season sweep in an afternoon game in Alberta.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes will try to spoil a seven game winning streak this afternoon as they take on the red hot Flames in Calgary. The Canes are playing in their third of five games on the road on a Western Conference swing.

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 Flames are meeting for the second of two matchups this season. The Canes picked up a 2-1 in against the Flames at PNC Arena on October 29th Andrei Svechnikov scored two goals, including the very memorable lacrosse-style goal.
  • Once more, for old time’s sake:
  • The Hurricanes enter the game this afternoon with a 1-0-1 record on the five game Western Conference road trip. The Canes earned a 2-0-1 record on their Western Canada road trip last season (1/20-1/23), earning wins in Edmonton and Vancouver, while picking up a point in overtime in their game against Calgary.
  • Former Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton ranks second in the NHL in goals by a defenseman this season with 11, after finishing second among NHL blueliners in goals last regular season with 18 goals. Since his acquisition from Calgary in 2018, Hamilton has scored more goals than any other defenseman in the NHL.
  • Carolina’s defense has historically struggled to pick up points. This season is different, as the corps has combined for 24 goals, which is ranked for second in the NHL. Blueliners have accounted for 23.8% of the Hurricanes’ 101 goals this season.
  • Jordan Martinook will suit up for his 100th career game in a Hurricanes sweater today. He has picked up 17 goals in 99 games with Carolina, and has become a central part of the team, earning the alternate captaincy this season.

Storm Advisory

  • Terrible news out of Philadelphia. Our prayers and best wishes go out to Lindblom and the Flyers. [BSH]
  • Taylor Hall was kept out of last night’s game against Colorado.
  • This may explain why:
  • And here’s even more escalation:
  • ...but he still is a Devil, at least for now.
  • Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract with the Kings will apparently be terminated.
  • This is great news for the Canes.