Sunday, April 2, 2017
Consol Energy Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +166 and the Penguins at -185.
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Carolina comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 35-27-14 and on the road they have a record of 12-17-9. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 202 goals and given up 214 goals for a point differential of -12. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 7-0-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-41 and an over/under record of 31-34-11. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 47-19-11 including 29-6-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 263 goals and surrendered 219 for a goal differential of +44. The Penguins have a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-30 while their over/under record sits at 45-27-5.
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Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 33-41 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 31-34-11 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 43-30 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 45-27-5 against the over/under
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
03/31/17 GO Eddie Lack Neck "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
03/31/17 C Jay McClement Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
03/31/17 D Ryan Murphy Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
03/13/17 RW Valentin Zykov Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/17 LW Brock McGinn Upper Body out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
04/01/17 C Evgeni Malkin Upper Body doubtful Sunday vs. Carolina
04/01/17 C Matt Cullen Illness "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
04/01/17 LW Tom Sestito Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
03/12/17 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body out indefinitely
03/04/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body out indefinitely
02/23/17 D Trevor Daley Knee out indefinitely
02/17/17 D Olli Maatta Hand out indefinitely
Sebastian Aho has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 23 goals this season with 197 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 16.6 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 32 goals on 256 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the season. Cam Ward has 26 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,614 shots against him and has given up 152 goals. He has made 1,462 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 33 goals this season with 191 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 43 goals on 249 shots. He has 41 assists giving him a total of 84 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 29 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,338 shots against him and has given up 104 goals. He has made 1,234 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 84 total points this season. They have scored 202 goals while giving up 214 goals. They have had 213 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Hurricanes have allowed 190 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.78% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have a total of 105 points on the season. They have 55 power play goals on 250 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 246 power play opportunities and have given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 263 goals scored while they've given up 219 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.03%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they've attempted 4,428 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,039 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 3,251 attempts while they've given up 3,045 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 56.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.7% for the season. They have 2,237 face off wins compared to 2,005 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.7%. On defense Carolina has 1,482 hits and they've blocked 994 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,580 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,534 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.2% as they have 3,472 shots while they've given up 3,303 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.7% as they've compiled 2,309 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,535 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 1,231 shot attempts and they have 1,911 hits as a unit.
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