Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings: Game 2 Preview

After a narrow 2-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, the Carolina Hurricanes want to expand their winning streak tonight to nine games in a row.

Population statistics

category Hurricanes red wings
category Hurricanes red wings
recording 20-6-1 8-17-4
Goals / game 3.37 2.21
Goals against / game 2.52 3.35
Shots / game 31.41 27.97
Face Off Win% 54.7% 51.9%
Power play% (rank) 31.8% (1.) 10.7% (30.)
Kill Penalties% (Rank) 82.8% (9.) 71.1% (29.)
ES courses for% 52.56% 46.78%
IS PDO 100.91 99.40
PIM / game 07:33 07:39

Goalkeeper # 1

category James Reimer Thomas Greiss
category James Reimer Thomas Greiss
recording 12-3-0 1-11-4
To save % 0.908 883
ATM 2.71 3.41

Goalkeeper # 2

category Alex Nedeljkovic Jonathan Bernier
category Alex Nedeljkovic Jonathan Bernier
recording 6-2-1 7-6-0
To save % .929 .912
ATM 2.08 2.96

Game notes

  • The Hurricanes aim to set a franchise record tonight with their ninth straight win. The last time they did so was in 2009. A win would also tie their franchise record for the most consecutive road wins in five games, the most recent being in 2011.
  • Rod Brind’Amour has been pretty consistent with rotating goalkeepers which means James Reimer will likely start tonight. Reimer has only lost once this season to a team that is not Tampa Bay.
  • Jake Gardiner, recently picked up and assigned to the taxi squad, was called back to the Hurricanes from last night. However, Brind’Amour told media members that none of Gardiner, Vincent Trocheck or Teuvo Teravainen would travel to Detroit with the team.
  • Both Carolina Special Teams units are now top 10 in the NHL, with their power play ranking number one overall and penalty shoot-out ninth.
  • With his shorthanded goal on Sunday, the first of his career, Dougie Hamilton now has 100 points in a Hurricanes uniform.

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