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Game Preview: Devils at Hurricanes

New Jersey travels to North Carolina for a 5 pm puck drop today

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

Today's game is the first of four regular season contests between New Jersey and Carolina, and the back end of New Jersey's second of 14 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 3-1-1 in day games so far this season, and are 4-2 against Metropolitan Division opponents. 

In the 2017-18 regular season, the Devils defeated the Hurricanes in the season series, 3-1-0 (6PTS). Taylor Hall (2G-4A), and Kyle Palmieri (3G-3A) led New Jersey in scoring with six points each. At the time, Devils rookie Nico Hischier (2G-2A) finished behind Hall, and Palmieri, with four points. Carolina's Brett Pesce (1G-2A), Victor Rask (3A), and Justin Williams (1G-2A) led Carolina with three points a piece.

Keith Kinkaid started all four games against Carolina, allowing nine goals, and posting a 2.23 GAA. For the Hurricanes, Scott Darling (9 GA, 4.54 GAA), and Petr Mrazek (3 GA, 1.70 GAA) split time between the four games, allowing 12 goals between the two.

New Jersey and Carolina's second matchup will be on December 29th, at Prudential Center.

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