Preview: December 15 vs. Seattle

RALEIGH, NC. – After a 5-0-1 away game, the Carolina Hurricanes will look to continue their home-ice successes by starting a four-game home stretch against the Seattle Kraken.

When: Thursday 15 December

Puck drop: 7 p.m. EST

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sticks record: 16-6-6 (38 pts, T-2nd, Metropolitan Division)

Cane’s last game: 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday 15th December

Kraken record: 16-9-3 (35 pts, T-2nd, Atlantic Division)

Kraken last game: 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, December 15


Last time: Although without Sebastian Ah and Jesper fast For a second straight game, the Canes earned another shutout victory Tuesday in Detroit. The team bowed out on a six-game road trip in which they went 5-0-1 with back-to-back shutouts. Rookie Netminder Pyotr Kochetkov stopped all 27 shots and faced Brady Skjei scored the only goal of the game during a first-half power play for Carolina.

Video: Canes’ Kochetkov shows impressive saves in the shutout

Historical Netminding: Pyotr Kochetkov became the first goaltender in the National Hockey League to score back-to-back shutouts with his perfect performance at the Motor City. He is also the first Canes goalie to go in consecutive competitions with zero goals since Kevin Weekes in 2003. Despite only making 11 starts this season, his three shutouts are for part of the championship lead with Ville Husso (DET) and Connor Hellebuyck (WPG). He’s also now just 10:13 from overtaking Jason Muzzatti for the longest shutout sequence by a rookie in franchise history. Kochetkov’s streak is currently at 120:00.

Our shooter by Skjeisy: Defenseman Brady Skjei extended his points streak to four games with his third goal in four games on Tuesday night. All three were the team’s first goals that night and his last was the first power-play goal of his NHL career.

Stack Points: The team’s victory on Tuesday now gives them points in nine straight games dating back to Friday 25th November. With 0.679 points, the team ranks fifth in the NHL.

Ice cream to see you again: The Canes play in front of their home crowd for the first time since Saturday, November 26th. 19 of the team’s 28 games this season have been away and 51 of the 65 days this year have involved travel. In the last calendar month, the team only played three home games.

1,100 For Stas: Veteran Forward Paul Stastny expected to play in his 1,100th NHL game. He becomes only the sixth player from the 2005 draft class to reach this milestone.

Fast probable, aho doubtful: After missing the team’s wins over the Islanders and Red Wings due to a lower body injury, Jesper Fast is likely to return to the team’s lineup Thursday. Head coach Rod Brind’Amour gave the information after Wednesday’s limited training but also said that Sebastian Aho (lower body injury) is doubtful about playing.

Lajoie reassigned: The notion that Fast is likely ready to go was the team’s Transfer of defenseman Maxime Lajoie to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League On Wednesday. The team had no extra bodies available with Fast out and rolled an 11-7 setup.

Stastny’s big role: With Aho no longer in the lineup, veteran Paul Stastny has stepped into his top-line role. centering Martin Neca and now Andrei ShchnikovStastny scored his first goal of the season on Saturday night and followed it up with a best result of the season on Tuesday with 17 minutes played.

street warrior: Despite only playing one away game for the remainder of the year (12/22 @ PIT), the Canes’ win in Detroit on Tuesday gives them at least a point in their last 10 away games. They are 6-0-4 and date back to November 14th, now the second longest streak in franchise history. The current run is only behind the points streak in 12 consecutive road games from 2004.

On the other hand: Seattle grinds to a halt after a slowdown in Tampa Bay Tuesday night. The Kraken are now 1-4 on their eight-game winning streak and have conceded 21 goals in that stretch. Rookie forwards Matty Beniers and Andre Burakovsky lead with nine points in nine games since American Thanksgiving. At net, Martin Jones has played in 21 of the team’s 28 games this season, posting a record of 13-5-2 with an SV% of .888.


  • Forward Sebastian Aho has missed the team’s last two games with a lower body injury. Head coach Rod Brind’Amour said last week it’s an injury that bothers him a little and that getting healthy is more important to him than playing through something he doesn’t have to. It is doubtful whether he will play on Thursday.
  • Forward Jesper Fast (lower body injury) has also missed the team’s last two games with a lower body injury. After competing in Wednesday’s Limited Skate, Rod Brind’Amour said it’s likely he’ll return on Thursday.
  • Forward Ondrej Kase has been on the concussion record since October 13. He recently ran with Max Pacioretty ahead of the team’s practice sessions. There is currently no timetable for his return.
  • goalkeeper Frederick Anderson suffered a lower body injury on November 6. He returned to practice twice with the team last week and skated in the team’s limited edition skate on Wednesday. There is no fixed timetable for his return.
  • Forward Max Pacioretty suffered a torn Achilles tendon in August. He has been skating for the past few weeks and participated in Wednesday’s limited practice, but he has yet to attend a full team practice. Don Waddell said earlier this season that he hopes to have Pacioretty available sometime in January or February.


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What do we wear?: The Canes are set to wear their red 25th anniversary uniforms.


The team is scheduled to train on Friday before hosting a duel against Dallas and Pittsburgh respectively from Saturday to Sunday.

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