Preview: January 21 in New York

RALEIGH, NC. – The Carolina Hurricanes are in pursuit of their fourth win in five games against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena.

When: Thursday, January 21st

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. EST

Regard: Bally Sports South, Bally Sports+

Listen: 99.9 The fan, Hurricanes.com/Listenhurricane app

sticks record: 28-9-8 (64 points, 1st, Metropolitan Division)

Cane’s last game: 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, January 19th

Record of the islanders: 23-19-5 (51 points, 6th, Metropolitan Division)

Last Game of the Islanders: 3-2 loss (OT) to the Buffalo Sabers on Thursday, January 19

EARLIER SESSIONS THIS SEASON

NEWS & NOTES

Last time: After going 0-3 on the power play in the first half and then letting the first goal of the game go to Minnesota on the very first try, it felt like the Canes were in for a tough sled on Thursday. Instead, they scored five goals in a row en route to an eventual 5-2 win. Three of the goals came from special teams, including Teuvo Teravainen Give the club its seventh shorthanded marker of the year. Frederick Anderson turned 29 away and improved to 3-0 since returning from injury.

Video: [email protected]: Teravainen shoots up to extend Cane’s lead

Pacioretty suffers another Achilles tendon tear: Although the final 30 minutes of Thursday’s victory largely went in the Canes’ favour, the final 19 seconds did not. Forward Max Pacioretty had to be helped after suffering from what was announced as ice a second Achilles tendon tear in six months. The star winger suffered the same injury in August and, having returned exactly two weeks earlier, is now back on injured reserve.

The really slim Skjeisy: In more good news Brady Skjei set a new career high of the season with his 10th goal Thursday night. In power-play fashion, #76 has now scored eight goals since December 1 and leads all NHL blueliners.

Defense against attacks: Skjei’s efforts have spearheaded the attack in Carolina, who has now scored the most goals from his defense of any 32 teams this season. The group beats the NHL with 30 points in 45 games.

In case you missed it: Rookie goalkeeper Pyotr Kochetkov was transferred to the Chicago Wolves, American Hockey League affiliate of the Canes, on Monday. With Frederik Andersen and Anti Ranta Now healthy, the goal is for the 2019 second round team pick to play as many games as possible. Rod Brind’Amour said after training on Wednesday: “A three-keeper rotation isn’t the best thing for a young kid. We want to get his confidence back to the high level it was when he came here.”

Fred Alert: After 67 days (6 November to 12 January) due to a lower body injury, Frederik Andersen has returned for Rod Brind’Amour’s club. With just five goals total in three games, #31 looked strong in victories over Columbus, Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

On the other hand: The Islanders go into Saturday’s competition with just two wins in their last 10 games. While All-Star goaltender Ilya Sorokin excelled this year with .926 SV%, the Isles struggled to score in front of him. Her 2.96 goals per game ranks 24th in the NHL and her power play (16.9%) ranks 27th. Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson lead the team with 41 and 40 points, respectively.

UPDATES ON STICK INJURIES

  • Forward Ondrej Kase has been on the concussion record since October 13. He has recently participated in team practices and morning skates in a non-contact jersey since December 16, but there is no current timetable for his return.
  • Forward Max Pacioretty was placed on injured reserve on Friday. Rod Brind’Amour said after practice that the team would know more in a few days.
  • defender Jacob Slawin didn’t train on Friday. Brind’Amour said it would only give him one day off the ice and that he would travel to New York with the team.

ADDITIONAL GAME INFORMATION

What do we wear?: The canes are to wear their white sweaters.

AFTER THE LAST HORN

The Canes will return to New York after the game and will have Sunday off. They will return to training at the Invisalign Arena on Monday and Tuesday before heading to Dallas.


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