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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames: Game Preview and Discussion

The Hurricanes take on the Calgary Flames in a Super Bowl Sunday afternoon matchup against the Western Conference leaders.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far away...
Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes come off of a big win against the Vegas Golden Knights as they try to keep it rolling against former coach Bill Peters and his dominant Calgary Flames.

Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Bruins
Category Hurricanes Bruins
Record 8-6 11-5
Goals/Game 2.79 3.31
Goals Against/Game 2.71 2.06
Shots/Game 30.9 34.3
Faceoff % 49.1% 53.3%
Power Play % (Rank) 10.0% (14) 31.9% (1)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 70.8% (14) 85.7% (4)
ES Corsi For % 55.61% 51.66%
ES PDO 101.2% 101.0
PIM/Game 8:38 6:30

Goaltender #1

Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Record 5-5 11-5
Save % .894 .939
GAA 2.73 1.96

Goaltender #2

Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Record 3-1 0-0
Save % .943 N/A
GAA 1.70 N/A

Game Notes

  • The Hurricanes and Flames faced off on January 22nd in Calgary in what was the Flames’ last game before the All-Star break. They played their first game after the lengthy break and bye week on Friday night in Washington against the Capitals.
  • The Flames took the January 22nd game by a score of 3-2 in overtime. The Flames carried a lead late into the third period but the Canes forced overtime with a great play between Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho.
  • Today’s matchup marks the first game back in Raleigh for former Hurricanes coach Bill Peters, as well as former Hurricanes in Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm.
  • With two points in Friday night’s win against Vegas, Justin Faulk passed Dave Babych for most points in franchise history by a defenseman. Faulk has recorded 242 points (78g, 164a) in 528 career NHL games.
  • With John Foslund on NBC duty today, the Checkers own Jason Shaya will be on the call this afternoon in Raleigh with Tripp Tracy.

Lines and Rosters


The Hurricanes come off of an impressive win against the former Western Conference Champion Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night and likely won’t be making any changes in the lineup other than between the pipes.

Nino NiederreiterSebastian AhoJustin Williams
Micheal FerlandLucas WallmarkTeuvo Teravainen
Andrei SvechnikovJordan MartinookBrock McGinn
Warren FoegeleGreg McKeggSaku Maenalanen

Jaccob SlavinDougie Hamilton
Brett PesceJustin Faulk
Calvin de Haan – Trevor van Riemsdyk

Petr Mrazek
Curtis McElhinney

Injuries and Scratches: Jordan Staal (upper body; injured reserve)


The Flames lost in regulation on Friday to the Capitals in their first game back since the All-Star break. They will look to get back on track tonight as they take on Carolina in Bill Peters’ first game back in Raleigh since his exit last spring. Here’s what you can expect from them.

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - James Neal
Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway

Mark Giordano - T.J. Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson

David Rittich
Mike Smith