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Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders: Game Preview, Statistics, Notes, Lineups

The Hurricanes try to get their first win in the season series against the Islanders tonight in Brooklyn, and in the process attempt to extend their winning streak to four straight games.


Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Maple Leafs
Category Hurricanes Maple Leafs
Record 13-11-4 20-9-1
Points 30 41
Division Rank T5 Metro 2 Atlantic
Conference Rank T10 EC 2 EC
Last 10 Games 5-4-1 6-3-1
Streak Won 1 Lost 1
Goals/Game 2.50 3.63
Goals Against/Game 2.71 2.80
Shots/Game 38.7 31.4
Shots Against/Game 27.4 33.7
Faceoff % 51.5% 52.0%
Power Play % (Rank) 15.8% (23) 27.3% (5)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 79.1% (T16) 80.0% (14)
ES Corsi For % 57.62% 49.82%
ES PDO 97.4 103.3
PIM/Game 7:27 6:42

Goaltender #1

Category Petr Mrazek Frederik Andersen
Category Petr Mrazek Frederik Andersen
Record 4-4-2 16-8-0
Save % .899 .926
GAA 2.41 2.50

Goaltender #2

Category Scott Darling Garret Sparks
Category Scott Darling Garret Sparks
Record 2-4-1 4-1-1
Save % 0.892 .913
GAA 3.14 2.84

Game Notes

  • Tonight’s matchup is the third between the Islanders and the Hurricanes this season. The Canes have been dominated by Thomas Greiss and the Islanders thus far, earning only one point in two games.
  • Greiss started in yesterday’s win against the Devils, so the Hurricanes will most likely see Robin Lehner tonight.
  • With an electric win last night against Florida, the Hurricanes closed out their season long six game homestand with a 4-1-1 record.
  • Curtis McElhinney saved 34 out of 35 shots in last night’s win, earning himself third star honors.
  • And ICYMI, Jordan Martinook earned his first career hat trick last night and had some awesome things to say about it:

Lines and Rosters (Updated 5:30 pm)

With a favorable outcome last night, it’s safe to assume that the forward lines will remain the same tonight in New York. But on the back end, Trevor Carrick will draw into the lineup after being recalled from Charlotte last night after the team announced that Haydn Fleury suffered a concussion after taking a hit in the third period of last night’s game. Also announced, after tallying three straight wins in net, Curtis McElhinney will get the night off and Scott Darling will start tonight, backed up by Petr Mrazek.

Micheal FerlandSebastian AhoTeuvo Teravainen
Brock McGinnJordan StaalJustin Williams
Jordan MartinookLucas WallmarkAndrei Svechnikov
Warren FoegeleVictor Rask – Phil Di Giuseppe

Jaccob SlavinDougie Hamilton
Calvin de Haan – Justin Faulk
Trevor Carrick – Trevor van Riemsdyk

Scott Darling
Petr Mrazek

Injuries and Scratches: Haydn Fleury (concussion), Curtis McElhinney (healthy), Brett Pesce (IR – lower body)


The Islanders come off of a game against New Jersey last night in which they blew three separate one-goal leads but still won in overtime, thanks in part to great play from Thomas Greiss. Greiss will probably sit out tonight, replaced by Robin Lehner, though that has not been confirmed.

Anthony BeauvillierMathew BarzalJosh Bailey
Anders LeeBrock NelsonJordan Eberle
Tom KuhnhacklValtteri FilppulaLeo Komarov
Michael Dal ColleStephen GiontaCal Clutterbuck

Nick LeddyJohnny Boychuk
Thomas HickeyRyan Pulock
Adam PelechScott Mayfield

Robin Lehner
Thomas Greiss

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