Carolina hosts Detroit after Svechnikov’s 2-goal game
Raleigh, North Carolina; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Carolina hosts the Detroit Red Wings after Andrei Svechnikov scored two goals in the Hurricanes’ 2-1 win against the Flames.
The Hurricanes are 5-1-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. Carolina has given up eight power-play goals, killing 82.2% of opponent chances.
The Red Wings are 1-3-0 in conference games. Detroit has converted on 14.3% of power-play opportunities, scoring six power-play goals.
The teams face off Friday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 2-7-1, averaging two goals, 3.7 assists, four penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .898 save percentage.
Hurricanes: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, four penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Hurricanes Injuries: None listed.
Red Wings Injuries: None listed.