Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
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Carolina comes into this matchup having played 33 games. They have an overall record of 15-11-7 and on the road they have a record of 5-8-6. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 88 goals and given up 90 goals for a point differential of -2. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-18 and an over/under record of 13-14-6. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 22-8-5 including 15-2-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 121 goals and surrendered 100 for a goal differential of +21. The Penguins have a record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 20-13 while their over/under record sits at 22-9-4.
Jeff Skinner has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 13 goals this season with 119 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 10 goals on 78 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Cam Ward has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 730 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 670 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 24 goals this season with 103 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 14 goals on 109 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 9 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 651 shots against him and has given up 62 goals. He has made 589 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Hurricanes have 37 total points this season. They have scored 88 goals while giving up 90 goals. They have had 98 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Hurricanes have allowed 85 power play opportunities and given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 91%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.02% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have a total of 49 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 126 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 121 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 121 goals scored while they've given up 100 goals to this point. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.88%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've attempted 1,877 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,754 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51% as they have 1,362 attempts while they've given up 1,309 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 55.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.2% for the season. They have 936 face off wins compared to 895 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Carolina has 607 hits and they've blocked 445 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 2,152 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,041 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.3% as they have 1,632 shots while they've given up 1,487 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.5% as they've compiled 1,083 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,150 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 554 shot attempts and they have 857 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-18 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-14-6 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 20-13 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 22-9-4 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/19/16 RW Tom Kuhnhackl Lower Body out indefinitely
12/17/16 D Trevor Daley Upper Body expected to miss 7-10 days
12/15/16 D Kris Letang Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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