Carolina hosts Detroit after shutout win

April 9

Detroit Red Wings (13-23-6, eighth in the Central Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (27-9-3, first in the Central Division)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Carolina hosts the Detroit Red Wings after the Hurricanes shut out Florida 3-0. Alex Nedeljkovic earned the victory in the net for Carolina after collecting 24 saves.

The Hurricanes are 27-9-3 against division opponents. Carolina has scored 124 goals and is 10th in the Nhl averaging 3.2 goals per game. Vincent Trocheck leads the team with 16.

The Red Wings are 13-23-6 against the rest of their division. Detroit is the last-ranked team in the league averaging only 5.9 points per game. Robby Fabbri leads the team with 18 total points.

In their last meeting on March 16, Detroit won 4-2. Adam Erne totaled two goals for the Red Wings.

TOP PERFORMERS: Trocheck leads the Hurricanes with 16 goals and has 33 points. Sebastian Aho has six assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.

Filip Hronek leads the Red Wings with 22 points, scoring two goals and adding 20 assists. Christian Djoos has four assists over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-2-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.

Red Wings: 3-5-2, averaging two goals, 3.6 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with an .897 save percentage.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Teuvo Teravainen: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: day to day (back), Brock McGinn: day to day (upper body).

Red Wings: Robby Fabbri: day to day (upper body).


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