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NHL : ATS Matchup
Friday 2/23/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore



PITTSBURGH (35-22-0-4, 74 pts.) at CAROLINA (27-23-0-10, 64 pts.)
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Friday, 2/23/2018 7:35 PM
Board OpeningLatest
3PITTSBURGH-120Ov 5.5,-120-120Ov 5.5,-125
4CAROLINA+100Un 5.5,+100+100Un 5.5,+105
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games35-26-0+1.735-26+1.732-
Team Stats (Road Games)12-18-0-7.612-18-7.614-152.631.23.230.9
Last 5 Games5-0-0+5.15-0+5.13-24.630.42.034.2
vs. Division12-5-0+5.612-5+5.69-83.533.72.731.4
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)6119551627391020789.4%2005326.5%332
Team Stats (Road Games)3079213126139368.4%882326.1%134
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)52367100315215.1%8225.0%39
Team Stats (vs. Division)17601318245357310.5%501836.0%103
Stats Against (All Games) 1805272524718989.5%2043617.6%307
Stats Against (Road Games) 952837273592610.3%1041615.4%163
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 10352001715.8%12325.0%19
Stats Against (vs. Division) 4682315015338.6%55610.9%80
PITTSBURGH - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CASEY DESMITH (All Games)7518817492.6%03-2+13-2-0+11-4
CASEY DESMITH (Road Games)4311810992.4%01-2-11-2-0-10-3
CASEY DESMITH (vs. Division)22736994.5%01-1-0.21-1-000-2
CASEY DESMITH (Last 4 Games)4413512693.3%02-2-0.22-2-001-3
TRISTAN JARRY (All Games)191750946992.1%010-7+0.910-7-0+110-6
TRISTAN JARRY (Road Games)8824623193.9%04-4+0.14-4-004-4
TRISTAN JARRY (vs. Division)8721119592.4%05-2+2.45-2-0+25-2
TRISTAN JARRY (Last 4 Games)4412711892.9%03-1+2.13-1-0+23-1
MATT MURRAY (All Games)39361117101490.8%122-14+2.822-14-0+418-17
MATT MURRAY (Road Games)181648043089.6%07-9-3.87-9-0-37-8
MATT MURRAY (vs. Division)9824822389.9%06-2+3.56-2-0+44-4
MATT MURRAY (Last 4 Games)4413412694.0%04-0+44-0-0+42-2

CAROLINA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games27-33-0-10.827-33-10.825-332.734.43.028.8
Team Stats (Home Games)15-16-0-6.815-16-6.813-172.636.12.728.6
Last 5 Games2-3-0-32-3-32-32.838.43.025.0
vs. Division6-12-0-8.86-12-8.85-
CAROLINA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)601625644575820647.8%1903618.9%269
Team Stats (Home Games)31812721303411207.2%1082220.4%138
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)514545001927.3%16318.7%25
Team Stats (vs. Division)1840121612026076.6%49816.3%63
Stats Against (All Games) 180526157109172710.4%1432920.3%297
Stats Against (Home Games) 85252628648869.6%751418.7%140
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 153651112512.0%12216.7%23
Stats Against (vs. Division) 531613195550310.5%53713.2%79
CAROLINA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
SCOTT DARLING (All Games)323086076689.1%110-20-13.210-20-0-1213-16
SCOTT DARLING (Home Games)151439835789.7%06-8-4.86-8-0-58-6
SCOTT DARLING (vs. Division)8823721289.5%02-6-4.82-6-0-53-4
SCOTT DARLING (Last 4 Games)44907785.6%01-3-2.91-3-0-32-2
CAM WARD (All Games)313086278591.1%117-13+2.317-13-0+312-17
CAM WARD (Home Games)181748644691.8%19-8-1.99-8-0-15-11
CAM WARD (vs. Division)101026324091.3%04-6-44-6-0-42-7
CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)441039491.3%02-2-1.72-2-0-21-3
Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 3.03,  CAROLINA 3.09
1/30/2018SAN JOSE5-2W0, -175W5.5 ovO
2/2/2018WASHINGTON7-4W0, -160W5.5 ovO
2/3/2018at NEW JERSEY1-3L0, -125L6 unU
2/6/2018VEGAS5-4W0, -130W6 unO
2/9/2018at DALLAS3-4L0, +100L6 unO
2/11/2018at ST LOUIS4-1W0, -105W5.5 ovU
2/13/2018OTTAWA6-3W0, -260W6 evO
2/15/2018LOS ANGELES3-1W0, -170W5.5 ovU
2/17/2018TORONTO5-3W0, -135W6 ovO
2/18/2018at COLUMBUS5-2W0, +110W6 evO
2/23/2018at CAROLINA 
2/24/2018at FLORIDA 
2/27/2018NEW JERSEY 
3/1/2018at BOSTON 

CAROLINA - Schedule
1/30/2018OTTAWA2-1W0, -200W5.5 ovU
2/1/2018MONTREAL2-0W0, -160W5.5 unU
2/2/2018DETROIT1-4L0, -160L5.5 unU
2/4/2018SAN JOSE1-3L0, -135L5.5 unU
2/6/2018PHILADELPHIA1-2L0, -120L5.5 unU
2/9/2018VANCOUVER4-1W0, -215W5.5 unU
2/10/2018COLORADO3-1W0, -165W5.5 unU
2/13/2018LOS ANGELES7-3W0, -145W5.5 unO
2/15/2018at NEW JERSEY2-5L0, -130L5.5 ovO
2/16/2018NY ISLANDERS0-3L0, -200L6.5 unU
2/18/2018NEW JERSEY2-3L0, -170L6 unU
2/24/2018at DETROIT 
2/27/2018at BOSTON 
3/1/2018at PHILADELPHIA 
3/2/2018NEW JERSEY 
3/6/2018at MINNESOTA 
PITTSBURGH: Key additions: D Matt Hunwick (Maple Leafs), F Ryan Reaves (trade with Blues), G Antti Niemi (Stars)
Key Losses: G Marc-Andre Fleury (Golden Knights), F Nick Bonino (Predators), D Trevor Daley (Red Wings), F Chris Kunitz (Lightning), D Ron Hainsey (Maple Leafs), F Matt Cullen (Wild), D Mark Streit (Canadiens)
OUTLOOK: A lot of familiar faces are gone, but there's probably not a better team stocked from top to bottom for another run. They have elite playoff experience, elite goal scorers and soon-to-be elite up-and-comers. The bar is high.
CAROLINA: Key additions: G Scott Darling (trade with Blackhawks), F Justin Williams (Washington Capitals), D Trevor van Riemsdyk (trade with Golden Knights), D Marcus Kruger (trade with Golden Knights), F Josh Jooris (Coyotes)
Key Losses: F Bryan Bickell (retired), G Eddie Lack (trade with Flames)
OUTLOOK: If their haul of ex-Chicago Blackhawks pays off, they should be playoff bound. Their main obstacles will be the tough Metropolitan Division and, of course, replicating their strong finish from a season ago. They're trending up.
Streaking Pens head to Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes can both claim to have had strong recent stretches with some of their performances.

But the Penguins have more to show for it, putting the Hurricanes in a more challenging situation entering Friday night's matchup at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes have lost three games in a row.

Both teams have been off since Sunday, so they should be fresh and ready to go.

"It's an unusual part of the schedule," Carolina center Jordan Staal said.

The Penguins are riding a five-game winning streak -- and things could be getting even better.

A couple of injured players have worked their way back and could be ready to rejoin the Pittsburgh lineup.

Right winger Patric Hornqvist, who missed eight games since he last played Feb. 2, had a strong practice Thursday.

"All signs look positive at this point," Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. "We thought he looked good in the practice."

Right winger Tom Kuhnhackl, who has been out for six games with a lower-body injury, also will be on the weekend trip.

When and if they're ready to play, that will create some decisions.

"Obviously, when we're completely healthy the coaching staff has some very difficult decisions," Sullivan said.

With games on back-to-back nights, there could be a chance to ease the workload for some players. The Penguins visit the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

"We have to prepare ourselves to be the best we can be each and every night," Sullivan said. "I always think back-to-backs start with a mindset. ... Obviously, the stakes are high this time of year. Every game is so critically important to help us get where we want to go."

The Hurricanes are 15-10-6 at home, but their next three after Pittsburgh's visit will be on the road.

This will be the 10th and final February home game for Carolina.

"We didn't make as much hay as we would have liked, not as many points as we would have liked," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "We're right there in every game."

Carolina has posted 40 or more shots in three of its past four games. Those chances haven't translated to huge offensive numbers otherwise.

"You see the result if you don't execute," Peters said.

So the Hurricanes are aiming to get some of their mojo back.

"It's maybe a little more frustrating for some guys," said Staal, a former Penguin. "They're hard-working games and we've worked hard. We're right there."

Penguins right winger Phil Kessel is riding a bit of a high after the big role his sister, Amanda Kessel, had in the U.S. Olympic women's team's gold medal victory. He also could be worn out a bit as he stayed up until the wee hours to watch the shootout win against Canada.

"It's a special accomplishment," said Phil Kessel, who has been part of two Stanley Cup championship teams. "It has been a good run (for the family)."

On Thursday, the Hurricanes recalled right winger Josh Jooris from the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers. He has played in 30 games for the Hurricanes this season.

This will be the last of four meetings between the Metropolitan Division rivals. Carolina is 2-1-0 in the first three, which were played in a span of less than four weeks.

Last Updated: 12/18/2018 1:09:05 PM EST

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