Nashville hosts Carolina after Kunin's 2-goal game

May 9

Carolina Hurricanes (36-11-8, first in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (30-23-2, fourth in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT

LINE: Predators +108, Hurricanes -131

BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit Nashville after Luke Kunin scored two goals in the Predators' 3-1 victory against the Hurricanes.

The Predators are 30-23-2 against division opponents. Nashville averages 9.0 penalty minutes per game, the 10th-most in the NHL. Mathieu Olivier leads the team serving 68 total minutes.

The Hurricanes are 36-11-8 against opponents in the Central Division. Carolina is eighth in the NHL recording 8.8 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.6 assists.

The teams square off for the second straight game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Calle Jarnkrok leads the Predators with 13 goals, adding 15 assists and totaling 28 points. Kunin has six goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Nashville.

Martin Necas leads the Hurricanes with a plus-27 in 52 games this season. Sebastian Aho has six goals over the last 10 games for Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.8 assists, three penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.

Hurricanes: 6-1-3, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.

INJURIES: Predators: Dante Fabbro: day to day (upper body), Mathieu Olivier: out (lower body), Viktor Arvidsson: day to day (upper body), Colton Sissons: day to day (upper body).

Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower body).

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