Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Carolina Hurricanes
Final
3:5
Nashville Predators
Highlights and Stats


PNC Arena in Raleigh will host the NHL game between the teams of Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators who are set to meet on Thursday, 08:00 PM EDT. Prior to the meeting, the Hurricanes are 1st in the standings of the Metropolitan Division with 56 points, while the Predators are 6th in the Central Division with 38 to their name.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 02-18-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
1 2 2 5
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
0 1 2 3

The teams’ previous meeting was on February 18, 2022, and the Carolina Hurricanes won 5-3. Andrei Svechnikov was Carolina’s leading player and finished the game with 3 points in 16:24 of play time. He made 3 shots on the enemy goal and converted 2 of those. It was Luke Kunin who played best for the Predators, as he spent 15:24 skating and ended up scoring once. The winners’ netminder Frederik Andersen’s impact on the game is not to be underestimated, as he deflected 28 of all 31 shots on his goal. Juuse Saros was between the sticks for the Predators and parried 25 of all the 29 shots he faced, but that proved insufficient for the win. In the most recent five games, the Carolina Hurricanes are dominating as far as head-to-head balance is concerned, triumphing in three meetings while losing the other two.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team02-18-202210-16-202110-09-202110-05-202105-27-2021
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
5 332 4
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
32 4 33

Carolina Hurricanes Form

*Last 10 Carolina Hurricanes Games - 9:1:0
01-03-202301-01-202312-30-202212-27-202212-23-202212-22-202212-20-202212-18-202212-17-202212-15-2022
5:3@ New York Rangers4:5@ New Jersey Devils4:0vs Florida Panthers3:0vs Chicago Blackhawks6:5vs Philadelphia Flyers3:4@ Pittsburgh Penguins4:1vs New Jersey Devils3:2vs Pittsburgh Penguins5:4vs Dallas Stars3:2vs Seattle Kraken

The Carolina Hurricanes were outplayed and lost with a score of 5-3 on the road when facing the New York Rangers on January 3rd. Martin Necas was the team’s leading player on the floor, scoring 1 point. He spent 21 minutes and 14 seconds on the ice and tested the opposition’s goalkeeper with five shots. One of those made it through to the back of the net. Pyotr Kochetkov gave his best and ended the match saving 26 out of the total 30 shots he came across, but despite that, his side was unable to prevail. The Hurricanes’ balance across the most recent 10 games stands at 9-1-0, and they are on a streak of L1. Carolina owns a 12-3-1 record when playing at home this season. The team’s next game is against the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 7th at Nationwide Arena.

Carolina Hurricanes Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    121.00
  • Goals Against
    99.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Carolina Hurricanes Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Pyotr Kochetkov

    Games Played:16
    Saves Percentage:0.924
    Shutouts:0
  • Top Skater

    Martin Necas

    Games Played:38
    Goals:17
    Assists:20

Carolina Hurricanes Missing Players

NONE

Nashville Predators Form

*Last 10 Nashville Predators Games - 4:3:3
01-03-202312-31-202212-30-202212-27-202212-23-202212-21-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-2022
6:3vs Montreal Canadiens5:4@ Vegas Golden Knights1:6@ Anaheim Ducks2:3vs Dallas Stars2:3vs Colorado Avalanche2:4@ Chicago Blackhawks4:3vs Edmonton Oilers3:1@ Colorado Avalanche2:1@ Winnipeg Jets3:6vs Edmonton Oilers

The Predators’ most recent meeting was on January 3, 2003, when they defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 at home. Nashville was led by Roman Josi, who ended the night with 2 points. He tried seven shots towards the enemy goal and succeeded with one, for a combined 22 minutes and 24 seconds of game time. Josi also had a hand in one of his side’s other goals by assisting his fellow teammates. Another reason for the team’s victory was the brilliant performance of Juuse Saros, who stopped 24 of the 27 shots that were sent towards his goal. The Nashville Predators have a 4-3-3 balance for the previous 10 meetings, and as of now, they are on a W1 streak. The side has a 7-8–3 road balance for this season. The Predators will be on the ice again on Friday, January 6th, when they are scheduled to play against the Washington Capitals at their opponents’ arena.

Nashville Predators Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    100.00
  • Goals Against
    110.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Nashville Predators Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Juuse Saros

    Games Played:28
    Saves Percentage:0.915
    Shutouts:6
  • Top Skater

    Filip Forsberg

    Games Played:36
    Goals:14
    Assists:19

Nashville Predators Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
1 2 0 3
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
1 2 2 5
Carolina HurricanesNashville Predators
  • Score

    3
    5
  • PP Opportunities

    5
    4
  • PP Goals

    1
    1
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Carolina HurricanesvsNashville Predators
  • 1`06:10
    -
    Mikael Granlund2 minutes for Interference Sebastian Aho
  • 1`07:41
    Paul StastnyBrett Pesce, Teuvo Teravainen
    1-0
  • 1`09:22
    Teuvo Teravainen2 minutes for Tripping Jeremy Lauzon
    -
  • 1`10:29
    1-1
    Filip ForsbergJ. Parssinen, Roman Josi
  • 1`13:25
    Jordan Martinook2 minutes for Slashing Mark Jankowski
    -
  • 1`19:00
    -
    Mattias Ekholm2 minutes for Interference Jesperi Kotkaniemi
  • 1`19:00
    Jesperi Kotkaniemi2 minutes for Embellishment Mattias Ekholm
    -
  • 2`00:35
    Brady SkjeiBrett Pesce, Martin Necas
    2-1
  • 2`02:47
    2-2