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NHL Preview: Carolina Hurricanes (39-12-8) at Arizona Coyotes (21-31-9)


The Hurricanes suffered a 3-2 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena, ending their road point streak at six games. Martin Necas and Jordan Staal scored for Carolina, while Brent Burns, Jaccob Slavin and Teuvo Teravainen each tallied an assist. Frederik Andersen made 17 saves in net.

Jake Gardiner, upper-body, missed 59 games (10/12-3/1)
Ondrej Kase, concussion, missed 58 games (10/14-3/1)
Max Pacioretty, torn Achilles, missed 14 games (1/21-3/1)
2022-23 Man-Games Lost Due to Injury: 227

March 1 Acquired Shayne Gostisbehere from Arizona in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft
Feb. 28 Acquired Jesse Puljujarvi from Edmonton in exchange for Patrik Puistola

March 3 at Arizona 9:30 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 5 Tampa Bay 3 p.m. TNT HRN
March 7 at Montreal 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 9 Philadelphia 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 11 Vegas 7 p.m. BSSO HRN

  • All times are Eastern | BSSO = Bally Sports South | HRN = Hurricanes Radio Network

March 3 Friday Mullett Arena 11:30 a.m.
March 4 Saturday No practice
March 5 Sunday No morning skate
March 6 Monday PNC Arena 12 p.m.
March 7 Tuesday Bell Centre 11:30 a.m.

  • All times are local. Times and locations are subject to change.

Carolina Hurricanes: Media Notes
— The Hurricanes are facing the Coyotes in the second and final meeting between the teams during the 2022-23 season.
— Carolina and Arizona are meeting for the 86th time in their regular-season histories. Carolina holds a 44-31-8-2 overall record, including
23-15-2-2 road record and a 19-12-2-2 record since relocation.
— The Coyotes lead the season series 1-0-0 in 2022-23 (Hurricanes: 0-1-0), but Carolina has earned a 12-2-2 record in the teams’ last 16 meetings dating back to 12/14/13.
— The Hurricanes suffered a 4-0 loss against the Coyotes at PNC Arena on 11/23. Pyotr Kochetkov made 23 saves in net.
— Sebastian Aho has recorded eight points (4g, 4a) in 11 career regular-season games against Arizona.
— Shayne Gostisbehere was acquired from Arizona on 3/1 in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft. He tallied 82 points (24g, 58a) in 134 games with the Coyotes from 2021-23.
— Jordan Martinook was selected by Phoenix in the second round (58th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft and played 247 games for the Coyotes from 2014-18, posting 65 points (26g, 39a). He was acquired from Arizona on 5/3/19 along with a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft (Luke Henman) in exchange for Marcus Kruger and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft (Ty Emberson).
— Antti Raanta earned a 46-42-11 record, 2.57 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and five shutouts in 104 games with Arizona from 2017-21. He has also posted a 5-0-1 record, 1.98 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in six career regular-season games against the Coyotes.
— Derek Stepan tallied 119 points (39g, 80a) in 224 games with Arizona from 2017-20.
— Jaccob Slavin has registered 10 points (1g, 9a) in 13 career regular-season games against the Coyotes.
— Paul Stastny has earned 31 points (11g, 20a) in 46 career regular-season games against Arizona.

Wednesday’s loss at VGK (3/1) ended Carolina’s six-game road point streak and five-game road win streak (1/12-2/14), which was tied for the longest road win streak in team history (since relocation). Despite the loss, the Hurricanes have earned a point in 18 of their last 20 road games (11/14-3/1: 13-2-5, .775), and their .813 road points percentage since 11/29 (12-2-2) trails only BOS (17-3-2, .818) for the league lead over that span.


• Arizona is 6-3-4 in its last 13 GP and finished February with a 5-2-3 record
• Clayton Keller enters tonight with 18 pts (7-11-18) in 11 GP since the All-Star Game, tied for the fourth-most points in the NHL since 2/6. Keller also enters tonight one point shy of securing his second consecutive 60-point season, a feat a Coyote last achieved during the 2007-09 seasons (Shane Doan)
• The Yotes are back at home for the next four games. The team’s March schedule features 11 home games and five road tilts

Stars 4, Coyotes 2 – March 1, 2023 – American Airlines Center
ARI Goals: Hayton (10), Keller (25)
DAL Goals: Hintz (26), Seguin (16, 17), Heiskanen (8)
ARI Goalie: Ingram (L) – 37 svs on 41 shots
DAL Goalie: Oettinger (W) – 18 svs on 20 shots
PP: 1-5 PK: 3-4
Notes: ARI fell in Dallas to complete its back-to-back…Barrett Hayton scored his 10th goal of the season, which was his first away tally in 2022-23…The marker put Hayton at 10 goals for the second consecutive season and set a new single-season career-high for him in points with 25…Clayton Keller extended his point streak to six games, tying his season-high…His goal came on the power play, his 6th PPG of the season to tie his career-high (2017-18)…Juuso Valimaki registered two assists for his second career multi-point game… Nick Schmaltz saw his goal streak end at four games but he extended his point streak to five with an assist; Schmaltz also left the game early due to an upper-body injury

MAN GAMES LOST (Name/Roster Status/Injury Type/Games Missed/Last Game Played)
Josh Brown…Day-to-Day…Upper-Body (3 / 2/22)
Total man games lost: 121 games
Liam O’Brien – 23 (12/17 – 2/6) – Upper-Body | 2 (2/11 – 2/13) – Upper-Body
Jakob Chychrun – 16 (10/13 – 11/17) – Upper-Body
Matias Maccelli – 16 (12/27 – 1/24) – Lower-Body
Nick Schmaltz – 15 (10/15 – 11/17) – Upper-Body | 1 (12/31) – Upper-Body
Zack Kassian – 9 (11/1 – 11/21) – Lower-Body
Connor Timmins – 9 (10/15 – 11/5) – Upper-Body
Shayne Gostisbehere – 8 (1/26 – 2/18) – Upper-Body
Andrew Ladd – 6 (N/A) – Undisclosed
Josh Brown – 3 (11/23 – 11/27) – Upper-Body
Ben McCartney – 3 (10/13 – 10/17) – Lower-Body
Juuso Valimaki – 1 (11/23) – Upper-Body
Lawson Crouse – 1 (12/1) – Illness | 4 (1/19 – 1/24) – Upper-Body
Connor Ingram – 1 (1/8) – Illness

-3/2 – Acquired 2023 3rd round pick and D Michael Kesselring from EDM in exchange for F Nick Bjugstad and D Cam Dineen
-3/1 – Recalled D Vladislav Kolyachonok from Tucson (AHL)
-3/1 – Acquired 2023 1st round pick, 2024 2nd round pick and 2026 2nd round pick from OTT in exchange for D Jakob Chychrun
-3/1 – Acquired 2026 3rd round draft pick from Carolina in exchange for D Shayne Gostisbehere
-2/28 – Recalled F Laurent Dauphin from Tucson (AHL)
-2/28 – Placed D Josh Brown on IR
-2/22 – Acquired 2023 5th Round Draft Pick and D Shea Weber from Vegas in exchange for D Dysin Mayo
-2/16 – Assigned D Dysin Mayo to Tucson (AHL)
-2/11 – Recalled D Victor Sodestrom from Tucson (AHL)
-2/11 – Recalled D Dysin Mayo from Tucson (AHL)
-2/7 – Assigned F Jean-Sebastien Dea to Tucson (AHL)
-2/5 – Recalled F Jean-Sebastien Dea from Tucson (AHL)
-2/5 – Assigned F Dylan Guenther to the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

Sun, March 5 5pm vs NJD Mullett Arena Bally Sports Arizona 98.7 FM
Tue, March 7 7pm vs STL Mullett Arena Bally Sports Arizona 98.7 FM
Thur, March 9 7pm vs NSH Mullett Arena Bally Sports Arizona 98.7 FM


  • Tonight is the second of two ARI-CAR matchups this season and the only one in AZ. The Coyotes shutout the Canes 4-0 on 11/23 in Raleigh
  • Karel Vejmelka saved all 36 shots he saw for the shutout. It was his second clean sheet of 2022-23
  • Vejmelka has made three career apps against the Hurricanes and has posted a .944 SV% and a 2.36 GAA against them. The save percentage is the second-highest he’s recorded against an NHL team, training only BUF (.950)
  • Lawson Crouse scored two of Arizona’s goals in the November meeting and holds a three-game point streak against them, collecting 2-2-4 in that span
  • The 11/23 matchup is just one of two instances Carolina has been shutout this season
  • Nick Ritchie scored the last time the Hurricanes were in Arizona (4/18/22). That was Ritchie’s final goal (and game) of the 2021-22 season
  • Coyotes franchise vs Hurricanes/Whalers
    • All-Time: 33-39-8-5
    • Home: 17-19-2-4
    • Road: 16-20-6-1
    • L10: 3-7-0
    • STRK: W1

Zack Kassian…3-2-5…11 career GP
Clayton Keller…2-3-5…8 career GP
Lawson Crouse…2-2-4…8 career GP
Career Leaders
Goals (Bjugstad, 5)… Assists (Bjugstad, 3)…Points (Bjugstad, 8)
Career Leaders Among Defensemen
Goals (Nemeth, 1)… Assists (Nemeth, 3)…Points (Nemeth, 4)

1-Day Rest: 14-19-4
2-Days Rest: 3-3-2
3+ Days Rest: 2-4-2

Coyotes record on…
First Game of Back-to-Back: 2-4-2
Second Game of Back-to-Back: 2-5-1

When ARI and opponent is completing a back-to-back: 2-1-0
When completing a back-to-back where opponent is not: 1-4-1
When ARI is not completing a back-to-back but opponent is: 3-1-2

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