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NHL Preview: Detroit Red Wings (23-16-5) at Carolina Hurricanes (24-14-5)

DETROIT RED WINGS NOTES:

MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)

Ville Husso – lower body (15 / Dec. 18)

Jake Walman – illness (5 / Jan. 13)

Patrick Kane – lower body (1 / Jan. 14)

Total Man Games Lost:

88 Individual Man Games Lost:

Klim Kostin (18), Robby Fabbri (12), Dylan Larkin (6), David Perron (6), J.T. Compher (5), Alex Lyon (5), Jeff Petry (4), Austin Czarnik (3), Christian Fischer (3), Olli Määttä (2), Joe Veleno (2), Andrew Copp (1)

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

1/18 – Assigned forward Brogan Rafferty to Grand Rapids

TONIGHT’S GAME

DETROIT RED WINGS (23-16-5) at CAROLINA HURRICANES (24-14-5) Friday, January 19, 2024 / 7:00 P.M. ET / PNC Arena / TV: Bally Sports Detroit / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM

TONIGHT: 104th all-time meeting, 51st at Carolina … Second of three games this season, first of two at Carolina

ALL-TIME vs. CAR: 52-43-8-0 / AWAY: 24-25-1-0 / LAST 10: 5-5-0 / IN 2022-23: 1-2-0 / THIS SEASON: 0-1-0

DET top scorers vs. CAR: Patrick Kane (6-16-22 in 30 GP), Dylan Larkin (9-12-21 in 26 GP), Alex DeBrincat (13-7-20 in 20 GP), Shayne Gostisbehere (4-13-17 in 23 GP), Jeff Petry (5-7-12 in 20 GP), David Perron (2-9-11 in 22 GP)

CAR top scorers vs. DET: Brent Burns (7-20-27 in 49 GP), Sebastian Aho (9-12-21 in 24 GP), Teuvo Teräväinen (3-15-18 in 24 GP), Andrei Svechnikov (5-6-11 in 17 GP), Michael Bunting (5-5-10 in 8 GP), Martin Necas (3-7-10 in 18 GP), Tony DeAngelo (3- 6-9 in 15 GP), Jesperi Kotkaniemi (1-6-7 in 13 GP), Jack Drury (2-1-3 in 5 GP)

GOALS, GOALS, GOALS

* The Red Wings pace the Eastern Conference with 156 goals through 44 games (excluding shootout-deciding goals). * Detroit leads the Eastern Conference in goals per game (3.55) through games played on Jan. 18. * The Red Wings are 20-0-3 this season when scoring four-or-more goals (excluding shootout-deciding goals). * Detroit’s 5-3 win on Jan. 13 vs. Los Angeles marked the 16th time the Red Wings have scored at least five goals this season. * Detroit is 14-4-3 this season when scoring first, and 9-1-3 when doing so on home ice. * Detroit is a perfect 10-0-0 this season when leading after one period. The Red Wings are 15-3-0 when ahead after two periods. * The Red Wings have scored 37 power play goals in 44 games to begin the 2023-24 campaign. Detroit has tallied multiple power play goals 11 times this season. * In all, 13 different Red Wings players have scored a power play goal this season: Alex DeBrincat (7), Dylan Larkin (7), David Perron (5), J.T. Compher (3), Moritz Seider (3), Robby Fabbri (2), Shayne Gostisbehere (2), Lucas Raymond (2), Daniel Sprong (2), Andrew Copp, Patrick Kane, Joe Veleno and Jake Walman.

CAROLINA HURRICANES NOTES:

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen, blood clotting, missed 31 games (11/7-1/15)

Pyotr Kochetkov, concussion, missed two games (1/13-1/15)

Martin Necas, upper-body, missed five games (1/5-1/15)

2023-24 Man-Games Lost Due to Injury: 70

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 12 Recalled Yaniv Perets from Norfolk (ECHL)

HURRICANES vs. RED WINGS SERIES NOTES

— Carolina is facing Detroit in the second of three meetings between the teams during the 2023-24 season. The Red Wings will return to PNC Arena on 3/28. — The Hurricanes and Red Wings are meeting for the 104th time in their regular-season histories. Carolina holds a 43-46-8-6 overall record, including a 25-20-1-4 home record. — Carolina leads the season series 1-0-0 in 2022-23 (Detroit: 0-1-0), and the Hurricanes are 5-2-1 in the teams’ last eight games dating back to 4/29/21 (Red Wings: 3-5-0). — Carolina posted a 2-1 win over Detroit at Little Caesars Arena on 12/14. Jack Drury and Jordan Staal scored for the Hurricanes, while Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 25 of 26 shots faced in net. — Sebastian Aho has recorded 21 points (9g, 12a) in 24 career regular-season games against the Red Wings. — Michael Bunting has earned 10 points (5g, 5a) in eight career regular-season games against Detroit. — Antti Raanta has registered a 4-1-1 record, 2.03 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in seven career regular-season games against the Red Wings. — Teuvo Teravainen has posted 18 points (3g, 15a) in 24 career regular-season games against Detroit.

POINT TAKEN

The Hurricanes’ loss against the Kings marked their first regulation loss since Christmas, snapping their season-long, eight-game point streak (12/27-1/13: 7-0-1). Despite the loss, Carolina has posted a 10-2-4 record over its last 16 contests (12/12-1/15), tied for the fourth-highest points percentage (.750) and the fewest regulation losses of any NHL team over that span. The Hurricanes have earned a point in 10 of their last 12 games at PNC Arena (11/26-1/15: 6-2-4), including three of four games on this season-long, six-game homestand (1/6-1/15: 2-1-1), and their .700 home points percentage in 2023-24 (12-4-4) ranks eighth in the NHL.

TODAY’S SPECIALS

The Hurricanes went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill against the Kings on Monday, holding the opposing power play scoreless for the fifth time in their last seven games (12/30-1/15: 21-for-23, 91.3%). Carolina allowed three power-play goals in December (12/2-12/30: 45-for-48, 93.8%) and leads the NHL in penalty kill percentage (92.7%) and power-play goals allowed (5) since last month (12/2-1/15: 63-for-68). Dmitry Orlov also scored the team’s seventh shorthanded goal of the season at WSH (1/5), and Carolina now ranks tied for sixth in the NHL in that category, with a franchise-record and league-high five shorthanded goals from the blue line. The Hurricanes were held scoreless on the power play against the Kings (0-for-5), and they have now failed to score on the man-advantage in back-to-back games (1/13-1/15: 0-for-8) for the first time in over a month (last: 0-for-6 in 3 GP from 12/4-12/7). They scored a power-play goal in eight straight games from 12/23-1/11 (14-for-28: 50.0%), tied for the second-longest such streak in team history (since relocation) and the fifth-longest in franchise history. Carolina has scored multiple power-play goals in five of its last 10 contests (12/23 vs. NYI: 2-for-4, 12/27 at NSH: 3- for-6, 12/30 at TOR: 2-for-4, 1/2 at NYR: 2-for-4), and the team’s 11 such outings in 2023-24 are tied with DET for the second-most of any team, behind only TBL (12). The Hurricanes lead the NHL in power-play percentage since December (24-for-68: 35.3%), and their 27.2% conversion rate this season (40-for-147) ranks tied with BOS for fourth in the league. Carolina set a franchise record with a 25.6% scoring rate on the power play in 2020-21 (42-for-164).

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