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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Dallas Stars: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

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The Hurricanes come off of an electrifying win in Vegas to take on the Dallas Stars.

NHL: FEB 23 Hurricanes at Stars Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Hurricanes take on the Stars in Texas in the last leg of their road swing out west. With four teams ahead of them in the Metropolitan Division, earning points tonight against a Western Conference opponent is critical.


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

  • Tonight’s game is the first of two matchups between the Stars and Hurricanes this season. The Stars will visit PNC Arena on February 25th to close out the season series.
  • The Hurricanes swept the season series last year with a record of 2-0-0, and didn’t allow a goal scored against in either game, picking up two 3-0 shutouts.
  • Teuvo Teravainen played in his 300th career Hurricanes game on Saturday night against the Golden Knights. He has played in 300 of a possible 301 games during his tenure in Carolina, with his one missed game being a healthy scratch against Columbus in November of 2017.
  • Sebastian Aho scored his 30th goal of the season in just the 55th game on Saturday in Vegas. He matched his career high 30 goals he scored last season, and is the fourth player in team history to register consecutive 30-goal seasons. He reached 30 goals in the second-fewest games played in team history.
  • Playoff watch: the Hurricanes are two points out of the final wild card spot currently held by the Flyers, and three points behind the Blue Jackets for the first wild card spot. The Canes have a game in hand over Philly and two games in hand over Columbus.

Storm Advisory

  • ICYMI: The Hurricanes prospect pipeline is one of the best in the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • Bad news for the Blue Jackets: Seth Jones is out indefinitely with an ankle injury.
  • The Penguins will also be without a top four defenseman for awhile:
  • But they finally got their man last night, completing a long pursuit of Jason Zucker from the Wild. [TSN]
  • The Oilers have resigned Darnell Nurse.
  • Hockey continues to thrive in the desert as the new Golden Knights AHL franchise has received a warm welcome from fans. [Fox 5 Vegas]