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Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers: Game Preview, Lineups and Discussion

The Hurricanes will look to extend their winning streak to three games today.

NHL: FEB 20 Hurricanes at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Hurricanes will look to extend their winning streak to three games and their point streak to four Monday with another matinee in the state of Pennsylvania, this time against a team a bit further down the standings in the Philadelphia Flyers.

This game is a reschedule of the one that was postponed due to COVID issues for the Flyers Jan. 11, even though the Flyers were able to practice with a full lineup that day despite those issues.

Here’s a look at how these two teams match up:

Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Bruins
Category Hurricanes Bruins
Record 54-20-8 51-26-5
Goals/Game 3.38 3.08
Goals Against/Game 2.44 2.66
Shots/Game 34.12 36.12
Face Off Win % 53.9% 54.2%
Power Play % (Rank) 22.0% (13th) 21.2% (15th)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 88.0% (1st) 81.3% (9th)
ES Corsi For % 43.86% 56.14%
ES PDO 113.44 86.56
PIM/Game 12:00 22:00

Goaltender #1

Category Frederik Andersen Linus Ullmark
Category Frederik Andersen Linus Ullmark
Record 35-14-3 26-10-2
Save % .922 .917
GAA 2.17 2.45

Goaltender #2

Category Antti Raanta Jeremy Swayman
Category Antti Raanta Jeremy Swayman
Record 15-5-4 23-14-3
Save % .912 .914
GAA 2.45 2.41

Game Notes

  • This is the third meeting between these two teams this year. The Flyers picked up a 2-1 win in Raleigh in early November, and the Hurricanes won 6-3 in the city of brotherly love on Black Friday.
  • The Hurricanes are 48-73-14-15 all time against the Flyers, and 22-39-5-9 in Philadelphia.
  • Keep an eye on Sebastian Aho, who scored the game-winning goal in Pittsburgh yesterday; he has 20 points in 19 career games against the Flyers.
  • Teuvo Teravainen’s next point will be his 300th as a Hurricane.

Frederik Andersen will start in net for the Hurricanes in this one, and Brendan Smith, who took a puck to the face in Pittsburgh, is out. Here’s how the team projects to line up:

Andrei Svechnikov - Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen
Steven Lorentz - Vincent Trocheck - Martin Necas
Nino Niederreiter - Jordan Staal - Jesper Fast
Jordan Martinook - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Seth Jarvis

Jaccob Slavin - Tony DeAngelo
Brady Skjei - Brett Pesce
Ian Cole - Ethan Bear

Antti Raanta
Frederik Andersen

Flyers goalie Carter Hart is out today with an eye infection. Here’s how the Flyers project to line up:

Oskar Lindblom — Claude Giroux — Cam Atkinson
James van Riemsdyk — Scott Laughton — Travis Konecny
Max Willman — Morgan Frost — Gerry Mayhew
Isaac Ratcliffe — Patrick Brown — Zack MacEwen

Ivan Provorov — Justin Braun
Travis Sanheim — Rasmus Ristolainen
Keith Yandle — Nick Seeler

Martin Jones
Kirill Ustimenko