Keeping the streak alive tonight with the Canes.
Carolina Hurricanes v. Detroit Red Wings (@PNC Arena; Raleigh, NC)
Coming into this game the Hurricanes have proven red hot (7-0-3) in their last 10 and riding a 3 game win streak. Not only have they been hot lately, but all season they have dominated teams at home (21-10-4). With Detroit playing their 3rd game in 4 days and barely squeaking out a 3-2 win last night racking up 13 giveaways and only 19 SOG v. Minnesota (who has been struggling tremendously lately and Dubnyk has looked awful). In the Wings last 10 theyve been (5-4-1) and have a (15-16-6) road record on the season. Carolina still has playoff hopes and NEEDS wins like these at home to keep that hope alive and well. Also, tired teams take more penalties, which is a great thing when facing a Detroit team who is letting up an astronomical (3.24 GA/G) away from the Joe. Now for goaltending – Lack allowed one goal on 27 shots in the Hurricanes’ win in New Jersey on Saturday. Lack has been great recently, winning four straight starts with a 1.25 GAA and .954 SV%. He will look to extend his winning streak to five tonight vs. the Red Wings (Via. Chip Alexander – newsobserver.com). The Red Wings goalie rotation will continue with Mrazek going tonight in Carolina. He has lost his last two starts despite stopping 58 of 62 shots (.935 SV%) (Via. Ansar Khan – MLive.com).
PICK: Carolina Hurricanes to win in regulation. (-115)