RALEIGH, North Carolina. – The Carolina Hurricanes will go for a third straight win on Thursday when they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.
When: Thursday, November 3
Puck toss: 7 p.m. EST
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Rod record: 6-2-1 (13 points, 3rd, Metropolitan Division)
Last match of the rods: 3-2 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday, October 31
Flash record: 6-4-0 (10 Points, T-3rd, Atlantic Division)
Last Lightning game: 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, November 1
Last outing: For a second straight game, the Canes needed more time to earn a win, doing so by way of a Monday shootout against the Capitals. Stefan Noesen scored his first as a team member in the first period and after Washington responded with two of their own, Andrei SvechnikovThe eighth of the season sent the contest to tied for third. After no score in the final frame of settlement and OT, Brent burns and Svechnikov found the back of the net for Carolina in the shootout to give them their sixth victory in nine tries.
Video: [email protected]: Noesen redirects a shot into the net for PPG
Cardiac rods: Monday’s victory was already the fourth this season for Carolina. Only the Edmonton Oilers (5) have more.
More figures for Necas: Martin Necas added an assist on both of the Hurricanes’ goals on Monday, extending his team’s points lead to 13 in just nine games. It was already the fourth multi-point contest of the campaign for Necas, who entering Thursday’s game is tied for 11th among all NHL skaters in points.
8 on the run: Necas and Brent Burns enter Thursday’s contest on four-game point streaks. It’s already the second four-game streak this season for the #88.
Surging Svech: Speaking of league leaders, Andrei Svechnikov remains tied for third with his eight goals. Only Connor McDavid (11) and Erik Karlsson (9) have more at the moment.
Quick on the draw: The Hurricanes have won 55.0% of their faceoffs against WSH (10/31), and they’ve now won more than 50.0% of their ties in seven of their nine games in 2022-23. Carolina’s 53.9% win rate this season ranks fourth in the NHL, behind only CHI (59.2%), BOS (57.1%) and NJD (56.7%).
No rest November: Tonight’s contest is the first of 14 in the calendar month for Carolina. Eight will come on the road and six will take place at the PNC Arena. There are three consecutive matches, all with the road game first in the sets.
Injury Report: Defender Calvin de Haan missed the team’s last four games. Forward Ondrej Kase has been in concussion protocol since October 13.
On another side: The Lightning scored three goals in the third period to come from behind and eliminate the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. Allowing just 15 shots in the competition, Nikita Kucherov netted the game-winner for the three defending Eastern Conference champions with just 2:30 left in regulation. The three-time NHL star leads his team with 15 points in 10 games to start the year.
What are we wearing? : Due to tonight’s Tampa Bay launch of their 2022 Retro Reverse Uniforms, the Canes will be wearing their black uniforms. It will be the first of four times this month that the team will wear black on the road.
The Canes will return to Raleigh immediately after the game, turning the page to prepare for a Friday night meeting against the Sabers.
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