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Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning: Game Preview

The Canes will wrap up their road trip Tuesday night against the defending champs, looking to get back in the win column.

NHL: OCT 01 Preseason - Hurricanes at Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Carolina Hurricanes will finish up their two-game Florida swing Tuesday night in Amalie Arena, looking to rebound from their first loss of the season against the defending champs.

The Canes came out flat Saturday in Sunrise, falling to the Florida Panthers 5-2 in a game where Carolina was out of it in the early minutes. For the Lightning, Saturday night brought a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.

The Hurricanes are dealing with a bit of the injury bug right now, with Nino Niederreiter, Brett Pesce and Antti Raanta all sidelined.

Carolina came a game away from tying the NHL record for wins to start a season, but at the end of the day that doesn’t really matter. The 9-1-0 Canes are tied with Edmonton for the second best record in the league, and they’ll look to get back to those winning ways Tuesday in another really tough matchup.

Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Stars
Category Hurricanes Stars
Record 15-4-1 10-7-2
Goals/Game 3.30 2.74
Goals Against/Game 2.15 2.84
Shots/Game 32.60 30.05
Face Off Win % 53.8% 55.2%
Power Play % (Rank) 19.4% (13th) 27.8% (3rd)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 87.3% (3rd) 79.0% (22nd)
ES Corsi For % 54.97% 48.32%
ES PDO 102.86 99.26
PIM/Game 09:36 08:09

Goaltender #1

Goaltender #1

Category Frederik Andersen Anton Khudobin
Category Frederik Andersen Anton Khudobin
Record 11-4-0 3-3-1
Save % .932 .873
GAA 1.98 3.73

Goaltender #2

Goaltender #2

Category Antti Raanta Braden Holtby
Category Antti Raanta Braden Holtby
Record 3-0-1 3-4-1
Save % .903 .920
GAA 2.36 2.44

Game Notes

  • Division foes a year ago, this is the first meeting between the Lightning and Canes in 2021-22. As division rivals in 2020-21, Carolina posted a 4-3-1 mark against Tampa, but of course fell in the playoffs to the eventual champs.
  • Teuvo Teravainen enters Tuesday night’s game two goals away from 100 career goals.
  • Alex Lyon got recalled by the Hurricanes Monday with Antti Raanta sidelined, though it’s unlikely he’ll see the ice Tuesday night.
  • Rod Brind’Amour is the third coach in NHL history to post a win streak of nine games or more as both a coach and a player with the same franchise. Lindy Ruff and Toe Blake were the others.
  • Andrei Svechnikov’s 15 points this season are the second most through 10 games in franchise history, behind only Eric Staal’s 18 in 2005-06.