Preview: January 21 at New York

ELMONT, NY. – The Carolina Hurricanes are in search of their fourth win in five games as they take on the New York Islanders at UBS Arena.

When: Thursday, January 21

Puck drop: 7:30pm EST

Watch: Bally Sports South, Bally Sports+

Lists: 99.9 The Fan, Hurricanes.com/ListenHurricanes App

VIEW TONIGHT’S PROJECTED LINEUP

Cane’s Record: 28-9-8 (64 points, 1st, Metropolitan Division)

Cane’s Last Game: 5-2 Win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, January 19

Islanders Record: 23-19-5 (51 points, 6th, Metropolitan Division)

Islander’s Last Game: 3-2 Loss (OT) to the Buffalo Sabers on Thursday, January 19

PREVIOUS MEETINGS THIS SEASON

NEWS & NOTES

Last time out: After going 0/3 on the power play in the first period and then allowing the game’s first goal to go to Minnesota on their very first try, it felt like the Canes were in for some tough sledding on Thursday. Instead, they rattled off five consecutive goals en route to what would become a 5-2 victory. Three of the goals came on special teams, including Teuvo Teravainen giving the club their seventh shorthanded marker of the year. Fredrik Andersen turned away 29, improving to 3-0 since returning from injury.

Video: [email protected]: Teravainen shoots high to add to Canes lead

Pacioretty Suffers Another Torn Achilles: Although most of the final 30 minutes of Thursday’s win went in the favor of the Canes, the last 19 seconds did not. Forward Max Pacioretty had to be helped off the ice after suffering what would be announced as a second torn Achilles in six months. The star winger suffered the same injury in August and after returning exactly two weeks prior, he now winds up back on injured reserve.

The Real Slim Skjeisy: In more positive news, Brady Skjei set a new single-season career-high with his 10th goal on Thursday night. Coming in power play fashion, #76 now has eight goals since December 1, leading all NHL blueliners.

Defense From Offense: Skjei’s efforts have led the charge in Carolina now having the most goals from their defense among all 32 teams this season. With 30 markers in 45 games, the group paces the NHL.

In Case You Missed It: Rookie goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov was reassigned to the Chicago Wolves, American Hockey League affiliate of the Canes, on Monday. With Fredrik Andersen and Anti Raanta now healthy, the objective is for the team’s 2019 second round selection to get as many games under as belt as possible. Rod Brind’Amour said Wednesday after practice, “A three-goalie rotation is not best for a young kid. We want to get his confidence to that high level that it was when he came here.”

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

On The Other Side: The Islanders enter Saturday’s contest with just two wins in their last 10 games. While All-Star goaltender Ilya Sorokin has been outstanding this year, touting a .926 SV%, the Isles have struggled to score in front of him. Their 2.96 goals per game ranked 24th in the NHL, and their power play (16.9%) ranked 27th. Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson lead the way for the team with 41 and 40 points, respectively.

CANES INJURY UPDATES

  • Forward Ondrej Kase has been in concussion protocol since October 13. He has recently taken part in team practices and morning skates since December 16 in a no-contact jersey, but there is no current timetable for his return.
  • Forward Max Pacioretty was placed on injured reserve on Friday. Rod Brind’Amour said following practice that the team will know more in a few days.
  • defenseman Jacob Slavin did not practice on Friday. Brind’Amour said that it was just to give him a day off the ice and that he would be traveling with the team to New York.

ADDITIONAL GAME INFORMATION

What Are We Wearing?: The Canes are slated to wear their white sweaters.

AFTER THE FINAL HORN

The Canes will return to New York post-game and are scheduled to have off on Sunday. They’ll return to practice Monday and Tuesday at Invisalign Arena, before then heading to Dallas.


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