The Carolina Hurricanes open a three-game road trip as they visit Joe Louis Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings. The trip is the longest of the season to this point for the Hurricanes, who have played just six games on the road. The Hurricanes tied Edmonton 1-1 on Sunday at the Entertainment and Sports Arena to extend their unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2). With the tie, Carolina is now 3-0-2 in its last four home games and is 8-0-1-1 in weekend games (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) this season. Paul Maurice coached his 500th career game on Sunday against Edmonton.
PRACTICE TIMES: (all times local)
Nov. 13 Joe Louis Arena 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 Joe Louis Arena 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Nov. 15 Corel Centre 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
ON THE AIR:
Television: Comcast SportsNet/Fox Sports Net
Radio: WRBZ-850 AM (Raleigh); WCHL-1360 AM (Chapel Hill); WDNC 620-AM (Durham); WDZL 98.3FM (Murfreesboro); WFAY 1230/1450AM (Fayetteville); WSML 1200-AM (Graham); WRMT 1490-AM (Rocky Mount); WGHB 1250-AM (Greenville); WEEB 990-AM (Southern Pines); WMFR 1230-AM (High Point); WMFD 630-AM (Wilmington); WJNC 1240-AM (Jacksonville); WSJS 600-AM (Winston-Salem).
Carolina’s top scoring line of Jeff O’Neill, Ron Francis and Sami Kapanen was the top scoring line in the NHL through games of Nov. 11 (27g, 35a). O’Neill was tied for second in the league in goals (13) and was second in the NHL in scoring (22 points) through Nov. 11. Francis (3g, 17a) was tied for fourth in the NHL in scoring and led the league in assists (17) and power play assists (9). Kapanen (11g, 9a) was tied for fourth in the league in scoring and fifth in goals.
CAROLINA AT HOME: 7-4-2-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 3-2-0-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 10-of-101 (9.9%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 87-of-105 (82.9%)
CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE:
Right wing Shane Willis missed the Hurricanes’ game vs. Edmonton (11/11) due to a concussion. He is day-to-day.
Forward Chris Dingman missed the Hurricanes’ game vs. Edmonton (11/11) due to a groin injury. He is day-to-day.
CAROLINA / DETROIT SERIES:
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Detroit Red Wings meet for the second of two matchups this season on Tuesday night in Detroit. The Red Wings topped the Hurricanes 5-2 at the Entertainment & Sports Arena on Oct. 30. Ron Francis and Sami Kapanen scored the goals for Carolina and Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk tallied his first NHL goal and added an assist. The Red Wings defeated the Hurricanes in their only meeting last season, beating Carolina 4-3 in overtime on Valentine’s Day in Detroit. Glen Wesley (1g, 2a) and Rod Brind’Amour (0g, 3a) led all scorers in the game with three points. Sergei Fedorov netted a pair of goals including the overtime game-winner. The Hurricanes franchise is 23-26-7-1 all-time against Detroit, including a 16-11-1-0 record at home and a 7-15-6-1 record on the road.
The Detroit Red Wings own the best record in the NHL at 14-3-0-1 (29 points). Wings forward Brendan Shanahan is third in the NHL in scoring with 21 points (10g, 11a). The Wings are one of only three teams in the NHL with two players who have scored 10 goals or more this season (Shanahan - 10, Luc Robitaille - 10). Carolina (O’Neill - 13, Kapanen - 11) and the NY Islanders (Parrish - 13, Yashin - 10) are the other two teams.
SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS
HURRICANES GP G A TP
92 O’Neill 20 13 9 22
10 Francis 20 3 17 20
24 Kapanen 18 11 9 20
GOALIES GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 11 2.71 6-4-1 .907
35 Barrasso 9 2.07 4-4-1 .923
DETROIT GP G A TP
14 Shanahan 18 10 11 21
91 Fedorov 18 8 11 19
GOALIES GP GAA W-L-T SV%
34 Legace 5 2.20 4-0-0 .917
39 Hasek 15 2.37 10-4-0 .911