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Carolina Hurricanes (30-10-5)


Sat. 4/17 Mon. 4/19 Tue. 4/20 Thu. 4/22 Sat. 4/24
vs. Nsh 
W 3-1
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@ TB 
2-3
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@ TB 
W 4-1
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@ Fla 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST5:00 PM CST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET20:00 BRT
@ Fla 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST5:00 PM CST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET20:00 BRT

Battling for first, Hurricanes begin two-game set vs. Panthers

The Carolina Hurricanes and the host Florida Panthers are set to meet on Thursday night in Sunrise, Fla., in a battle for first place in the Central Division.

"All these games now, they mean a lot," said Hurricanes goalie Alex Nedeljkovic, who made 26 saves on Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Carolina (30-10-5, 65 points) has two games in hand on the Panthers, making Thursday night even more consequential for Florida (30-12-5, 65).

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Leaders
Points: S. Aho41
Plus/Minus: M. Necas20
Shots on Goal: D. Hamilton148
PIM: A. Svechnikov36
Win: J. Reimer14
Shutouts: P. Mrazek3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 142 (10)
Shots: 1464 (3)
PP%: 27.4% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 326 (25)
Assists: 251 (8)
SH Goals: 3 (12)
Standings
  W L OTL Pts
Carolina 30 10 5 65
Florida 30 12 5 65
Tampa Bay 30 14 2 62
Nashville 25 21 1 51
Dallas 19 14 12 50
Chicago 21 20 5 47
Detroit 16 25 7 39
Columbus 15 24 9 39
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 106 (28)
Shots Against: 1272 (26)
PK%: 83.8% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 312 (28)
Shutouts: 6 (2)
Sv%: 0.917 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/7 T. Teravainen Concussion (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/19 M. McCormick Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/19 M. Geekie Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/18 M. Geekie Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/18 J. Bean Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/17 M. Geekie Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/16 M. Geekie Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/15 J. Bean Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/15 M. Geekie Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/13 M. Geekie Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/13 J. Bean Designated for assignment Taxi squad