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NHL Preview: Carolina Hurricanes (43-13-8) at New Jersey Devils (43-16-6)


The Hurricanes suffered a 4-0 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights at PNC Arena on Saturday, marking their first shutout loss since November. Jesse Puljujarvi registered three shots in 12:47 of ice time in his Hurricanes debut, and Frederik Andersen made 20 saves in net.

Jalen Chatfield, upper-body, missed two games (3/9-3/11)
Jake Gardiner, upper-body, missed 64 games (10/12-3/11)
Ondrej Kase, concussion, missed 63 games (10/14-3/11)
Max Pacioretty, torn Achilles, missed 19 games (1/21-3/11)
Antti Raanta, lower-body, missed two games (3/9-3/11)
2022-23 Man-Games Lost Due to Injury: 246

March 10 Acquired Jack Dugan from New Jersey in exchange for Zack Hayes
March 8 Recalled Pyotr Kochetkov from Chicago (AHL) on an emergency basis
March 1 Acquired Shayne Gostisbehere from Arizona in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft

March 12 at New Jersey 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 14 Winnipeg 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 17 at Toronto 7 p.m. BSSO/NHLN HRN
March 18 at Philadelphia 5 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu HRN
March 21 at NY Rangers 7 p.m. BSSO HRN

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

March 12 Sunday No morning skate
March 13 Monday No practice
March 14 Tuesday PNC Arena 10:30 a.m.
March 15 Wednesday PNC Arena 12 p.m.
March 16 Thursday PNC Arena 11 a.m.

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

Carolina Hurricanes: Media Notes
— Carolina is facing New Jersey in the fourth and final meeting between the teams during the 2022-23 season.

— Carolina and New Jersey are meeting for the 155th time in their regular-season histories. Carolina holds a 62-74-12-6 overall record, including a 26-41-4-4 road record.

— The Hurricanes lead the season series 2-1-0 in 2022-23 (Devils: 1-1-1), and they are 7-3-0 in the teams’ last 10 meetings, with wins in five of the last six.

— Carolina posted a 4-1 win over New Jersey at PNC Arena on 12/20. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Stefan Noesen, Jordan Staal and Teuvo Teravainen each scored for the Hurricanes, while Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 37 of 38 shots faced in net.

— The Hurricanes earned a 5-4 shootout win over the Devils at Prudential Center on 1/1. Sebastian Aho (1g, 1a), Stefan Noesen (2a) and Derek Stepan (2g) recorded two points, and Martin Necas scored a power-play goal to force overtime before Andrei Svechnikov scored the only goal in the shootout. Antti Raanta made 24 saves in regulation/overtime and stopped all three shootout attempts.

— Carolina suffered a 5-3 loss against New Jersey at PNC Arena on 1/10. Sebastian Aho (1g, 1a), Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Max Pacioretty each scored for the Hurricanes, while Pyotr Kochetkov made 18 saves in net.

— Brent Burns has posted 17 points (4g, 13a) in 23 career regular-season games against New Jersey.

— Jesperi Kotkaniemi has earned 10 points (5g, 5a) in 11 career regular-season games against the Devils.

— Stefan Noesen tallied 43 points (22g, 21a) in 145 NHL games with New Jersey from 2017-19. He also played four postseason games with the Devils in 2018 and scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round, the only playoff goal of his NHL career.

— Brett Pesce is a native of Tarrytown, N.Y., about 40 miles northeast of Newark. He played youth hockey with the North Jersey Avalanche and spent one season with the EJHL’s New Jersey Hitmen in 2011-12.

— Paul Stastny’s father, Peter, posted 173 points (64g, 109a) in 217 games with the Devils from 1990-93.

— Dougie Hamilton registered 121 points (42g, 79a) in 184 NHL games with Carolina from 2018-21 and added 14 points (6g, 8a) in 31 playoff games with the Hurricanes. He was acquired from CGY along with Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox in exchange for Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm on 6/23/18.

— Acquired from VGK in exchange for Nicolas Roy and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft (Oscar Plandowski) on 6/27/19, Erik Haula recorded 22 points (12g, 10a) in 41 games with Carolina in 2019-20. He was traded to FLA along with Lucas Wallmark, Eetu Luostarinen and Chase Priskie in exchange for Vincent Trocheck on 2/24/20.

— Brendan Smith tallied eight points (4g, 4a) in 45 games with the Hurricanes in 2021-22. He added four points (1g, 3a) in 14 playoff games with Carolina, scoring his first career postseason shorthanded goal in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round vs. NYR.

— Devils Video Coach Jerry Dineen’s brother, Kevin, was selected by the Whalers in the third round (56th overall) of the 1982 NHL Draft and played 708 games with Hartford/Carolina over two stints with the franchise (1984-91, 1995-99), recording 544 points (250g, 294a) and a franchise-record 1,439 penalty minutes.


Last Game:
New Jersey Devils 3 Montreal Canadiens 1
(43-16-6 – 92 PTS) (26-34-6 – 58 PTS)
Three Stars: 1. N. Hischier 2. J. Allen 3. D. Mercer
ST 2
ND 3
Montreal 0 1 0 – – 1
DEVILS 2 0 1 – – 3
MTL: D. Gurianov
NJD: N. Bastian, N. Hischier, T. Tatar (ENG)

Jonathan Bernier – LTIR Lower-body, hip 2021-22 65
Mackenzie Blackwood I.R. Lower-body 2/21/23 9
2022-23 Total Man-Games Lost to Injury/illness: 178

3/3/23 Curtis Lazar Acquired via trade from VAN
3/3/23 Kevin Bahl & Akira Schmid Loaned to & recalled from Utica
3/3/23 Graeme Clarke Reassigned to Utica

New Jersey opened a two-game road trip with a 3-2 shootout victory at Washington on Thursday and then collected a 3-1 win at
Montreal on Saturday.

Jersey’s team also improved its road record to 25-4-4, which ranks first in the NHL.

The most road wins in a single season for franchise history was earned in 1998-99, after the Devils logged a 28-10-3 record.

The 25 road wins this season are the second most in franchise history, while the third most were earned in 2000-01, 24 road wins.

The Devils are scheduled for eight road games before the regular season concludes on Apr. 13 for Jersey.

Detroit earned the most road wins in a single season all-time, after the Wings recorded a 31-7-3 road record in 2005-06.

After Saturday’s win, the Devils improved to 11-5-1 overall in back-to-back sets and 5-3-1 in the first half of back-to-back sets for 2022-

The Devils enter Sunday’s contest with a 6-2-0 record in the second half of back-to-back games for the season.

Sunday, Mar. 5, at Arizona marked Lindy Ruff’s 200th career game as head coach with the New Jersey Devils since he was hired in 2020 (87-91-22).

Ruff is one of five coaches in franchise history who reached the 200 marker for regular-season games:
Jacques Lemaire, 509 games, 276-166-57-10
John Hynes, 354 games, 150-159-0-45
Doug Carpenter, 290 games, 100-166-24-0
Peter DeBoer, 248 games, 114-93-0-41
Lindy Ruff, 202 games, 88-92-0-22

New Jersey enters Saturday’s contest eight wins shy of tying the franchise record (51) for the most wins in a single season, which was earned in 2008-09.

The Devils earned 42, or more, wins in a single season for the 16th time in franchise history. The last time that the Devils earned 42, or more, wins in a season was in 2017-18 (44-29-9).

Neither the Devils, nor Canadiens, took a penalty on Saturday. The outing marked just the second time since 1982-83 that the Devils experienced a game when neither Jersey nor the opponent took a penalty.

The only other time since 1982-83 that the Devils and an opponent experienced a game when neither team took a penalty was on April 2, 2010, in a 2-1 shootout loss vs Chicago at Prudential Center.

For franchise history, tonight’s contest marked the fourth time that the franchise and an opponent did not experience taking any penalties.

The other two occasions that weren’t noted above are below:
On Feb. 21, 1978: Colorado Rockies vs Boston Bruins, 3-2, L
On March 20, 1976, Kansas City Scouts vs California Golden Seals, 2-2, T

The Devils own 10 overtime wins this season, which marks the most overtime wins in a single season for franchise history. The team earned nine overtime wins in a single season on three occasions:
2022-32: 10-3
2015-16: 9-2
2013-14: 9-5
2008-09: 9-2

The Devils are 2-3 in games decided in a shootout this season. The team’s last shootout victory was earned on Mar. 9, at Washington in a 3-2 win.

The Devils are 21-4-4 vs the Western Conference this season. The franchise record for most wins vs the Western Conference was 18, which was logged in 2000-01.

The Devils enter tonight’s contest with a 22-12-2 record vs the Eastern Conference and a 13-5-2 record vs the Metropolitan Division.

The 22 wins vs the East are the second most earned for any member of the MET Division, while Carolina’s 26 wins vs the East are the most for any divisional members.

Overall: 11-5-1
First game: 5-3-1 | home: 0-1-0 | road: 5-2-1
Second game: 6-2-0 | home: 2-2-0 | road: 4-0-0

The Devils host Carolina for the second time this season, and the contest also concludes the 2022-23 regular-season series between the two division rivals. The Devils are 1-1-1 vs Carolina this season. The last time that the Devils won a season series vs Carolina was 2017-18 (3-1-0). The Devils are 5-0-2 at home vs Carolina since 2017-18. The last time that the Devils dropped a contest at home in regulation vs the ‘Canes was on March 25, 2017, in a 3-1 loss.

Record: 80-57-12-5
Home: 45-23-4-3
Road: 35-34-8-2

The most goals in franchise history earned in a single game vs CAR/HFD is eight, which was earned in an 8-2 win on Nov. 22, 1991, at
the Meadowlands. The most goals that the Devils allowed in a single game vs CAR/HFD is eight, which was logged in an 8-6 loss vs HFD on Jan. 27, 1989. The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs CAR/HFD is 54 in a 4-4 tie on Jan. 27, 1996. The most shots that the Devils allowed in a single game vs the CAR/HFD is 48 in a 2-1 loss on Mar. 28, 2009. The last time the Devils shut out the Hurricanes was in a 5-0 win on Mar. 31, 2012, at Carolina (M. Brodeur, 22 saves). The last time Carolina shut out the Devils was on Mar. 21, 2000, at the Meadowlands in a 5-0 loss.

Tue. Mar. 14, vs TBL, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Thu. Mar. 16, vs TBL, 7:00 P.M.
Sat. Mar. 18, at FLA, 5:00 P.M.
Sun. Mar. 19, at TBL, 7:00 P.M.
Tue. Mar. 21, vs MIN, 7:00 P.M.

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