Thursday, March 17, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +205 and the Penguins at -230. The over/under has been set at 5.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 31-26-13 and on the road they have a record of 14-14-7. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 171 goals and given up 188 goals for a point differential of -17. The Hurricanes have 13 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-3-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-39 and an over/under record of 23-26-21. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 37-24-8 including 21-10-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 190 goals and surrendered 174 for a goal differential of +16. The Penguins have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-32 while their over/under record sits at 28-29-12.
Jordan Staal has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 18 goals this season with 124 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 136 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Cam Ward has 20 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,136 shots against him and has given up 106 goals. He has made 1,030 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 70 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 29 goals this season with 202 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 162 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 30 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,532 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,412 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have 75 total points this season. They have scored 170 goals while giving up 185 goals. They have had 211 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Hurricanes have allowed 173 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.06% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Penguins have a total of 82 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 219 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 215 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 187 goals scored while they've given up 170 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.29%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 53.6% as they've attempted 4,089 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,541 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.5% as they have 3,015 attempts while they've given up 2,725 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 54.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.4% for the season. They have 2,158 face off wins compared to 1,839 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 54%. On defense Carolina has 1,324 hits and they've blocked 816 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,027 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,727 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.8% as they have 3,031 shots while they've given up 2,825 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they've compiled 2,187 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,137 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 902 shot attempts and they have 1,650 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 30-39 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 23-26-21 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 35-32 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 28-29-12 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
03/15/16 D Ron Hainsey Illness "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh
03/08/16 D Justin Faulk Ankle out indefinitely
02/27/16 C Andrej Nestrasil Back out for season
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/15/16 LW Scott Wilson Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs Carolina
03/13/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
02/23/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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