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It’s the second annual Whalers Night in Raleigh as the Hurricanes take on the Los Angeles Kings.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes don the Whalers green tonight as they take on the Los Angeles Kings in Raleigh in the final game of their homestand, looking to finish with a solid 5-2 record after a dominant win last night over Arizona.

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 Kings are meeting for the second and final time this season. The Hurricanes secured a 2-0 win over the Kings in October. Martin Necas and Sebastian Aho picked up the Hurricanes’ two tallies.
  • Teuvo Teravainen has tallied 11 points (2g, 9a) in 12 career games against the Kings.
  • With an assist last night, Andrei Svechnikov picked up his 42nd (18g, 24a) point of the season, and leads the team in offense.
  • Dougie Hamilton picked up an assist last night for his 40th (14g, 26a) point of the season, and sits just one shy of 300 career points. He has recorded over twice as many points as any other defenseman selected in the 2011 NHL Draft.
  • Tonight’s matchup is the final of a seven-game home stand for the Hurricanes (4-2-0 record), marking the team’s fifth home stand of seven games or longer in franchise history.
  • There will be plenty of Whalers Night festivities awaiting tonight, including Pucky the Whale sounding the pregame siren, a sweet Whalers-inspired poster and, of course, copious amounts of “Brass Bonanza” on the playlist. Enjoy!

Lines and Rosters


We can expect for the Hurricanes to look similar to last night, with a change in net as James Reimer draws in — oh, and some different threads.

Andrei Svechnikov - Jordan Staal - Warren Foegele
Nino Niederreiter - Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen
Ryan Dzingel - Erik Haula - Martin Necas
Brock McGinn - Lucas Wallmark - Jordan Martinook

Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Jake Gardiner - Brett Pesce
Joel Edmundson - Trevor van Riemsdyk

James Reimer
Petr Mrazek


The Kings are coming off of their first win of 2020 in Vegas on Thursday, and come into Raleigh for the second stop of their five game cross-country road swing.

Alex Iafallo - Anze Kopitar - Tyler Toffoli
Kyle Clifford - Jeff Carter - Dustin Brown
Adrian Kempe - Mike Amadio - Austin Wagner
Nikolai Prokhorkin - Jaret Anderson-Dolan - Trevor Lewis

Alec Martinez - Drew Doughty
Derek Forbort - Sean Walker
Kurtis MacDermid - Matt Roy

Jonathan Quick
Jack Campbell