Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes

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As the Red Wings prepare to host the Carolina Hurricanes in their 2nd meeting of the season, let’s take a look at how the two teams are stacking up.

The Hurricanes are 1st in the Metropolitan Division and are 2nd overall- proving that they will be an incredibly tough opponent for Detroit as they look to continue their winning streak which is currently five games. Detroit on the other hand does not have this winning momentum behind them as their last game was a 10-7 loss to Toronto, but the way that they were able to keep themselves in that game shows that they have the ability to compete against these tougher teams.

Game time tonight is 7:30 PM in Detroit, Michigan.

Player Focus

Lucas Raymond had a three-point night (2G, 1A) against Toronto on Saturday and was awarded the 3rd star of the game.

So far this season, Raymond has scored 15 goals and 27 assists for a total of 42 points while carrying a +6 rating at this time. In his last 10 games, he has recorded eight points- four of which were goals and the other four were assists- with two of those goals being recorded Saturday against Toronto.

In his rookie season in the NHL with Detroit, Lucas Raymond is currently leading all rookies in point scoring while being 2nd in rookie assists and 3rd in rookie goal scoring.

Red Wings Notes:

Red Wings are 5th in the Atlantic Division with a record of 23-24-6
Red Wings have a home record of 15-11-3 this season
Dylan Larkin leads Detroit in goals and points (26G, 55P)
Moritz Seider leads Detroit in assists with 34
Lucas Raymond leads rookie point scoring with 42 points
Jakub Vrana still not quite back in game action
Alex Nedeljkovic has the highest SV% of Detroit goalies with a .903

Projected Lineup


Namestnikov – Larkin – Raymond

Fabbri – Suter – Bertuzzi

Rasmussen – Veleno – Zadina

Erne – Rowney – Gagner


Leddy – Seider

Staal – Stecher

Oesterle – Hronek




Not in lineup

Jakub Vrana (upper body), Mitchell Stephens (lower body)

Hurricanes Notes

Carolina is 1st in the Metropolitan Division wiith a 37-11-4 record
Hurricanes are currently on a five-game win streak
Sebastian Aho leads team in goals and point scoring (23G, 55P)
Tony DeAngelo leads Carolina with a +19 rating
Goaltender Frederick Anderson has a .930 SV%, the highest out of all Carolina goaltenders
Carolina has a 90.2 penalty kill percentage and a 25.2 power play percentage

Hurricanes Projected Lineup


Svechnikov – Aho – Teravainen

Jarvis – Trocheck – Necas

Neiderreiter – Staal – Fast

Martinook – Kotkaniemi – Lorentz


Slavin – Bear

Skjei – Pesce

Cole – Chatfield




Not in lineup

Brendan Smith (day-to-day), Jake Gardiner (IR), Tony DeAngelo (healthy)

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