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Preview: Predators vs. Hurricanes

Canes draw the curtain on their longest homestand of the season

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes /

The Carolina Hurricanes close out their longest homestand of the season by squaring off against the Nashville Predators again.

The Match-Up

Nashville Predators (24-20-1, 49 points) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (28-10-4, 60 points)

Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m.

Watch: Bally Sports South, FOX Sports GO

Listen: 99.9 FM The Fan,, Hurricanes app


About Thursday Night

Vincent Trocheck and Andrei Svechnikov each recorded two points (1g, 1a) and Petr Mrazek made 19 saves on 20 shots, as the Canes defeated the Predators, 4-1, for the fifth time in as many games this season.

Video: Svechnikov, Hurricanes roll past Predators, 4-1

"Not a great first period. Petr made some good saves, and it was nice to get a lead," head coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "We had a real good second. That looked more like how we want to play. That was the difference in the game."

Numbers to Know

4-2-1: The Canes bring a 4-2-1 record into the finale of their longest homestand of the season.

14: Svechnikov scored just 14 seconds into the second period on Thursday, the fastest goal the Canes have scored from the start of a period this season.

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