The Carolina Hurricanes have been up and down recently, but here are the guys to rely on to keep this positive streak alive in Boston tonight.
The Canes responded well after suffering their first shut out of the season at home to Nashville. The boys must have been headed to Tampa a day early for some sun. They didn’t show up in Raleigh but gave old friend Curtis McElhinney a run for his money.
Now this game is personal. The Canes were shut out in the series and in the final game at home in the Eastern Conference Finals by the bruins last year. The men in red and black have not had a chance at revenge yet. Tonight is the night.
Now Martin Necas is not making the trip and no word of a call up has been made, so it looks like the Canes will go 11 and 7 with their skaters tonight. The Canes have had some troubles with this line rotation but we will have to rely on a certain few skaters to get it done. Let’s take a look.
With a Necas out and the Canes likely running the 11 and 7, the nitty gritty forwards will need to step up and take on more ice time. This is Teravainen’s time to get some points back under his belt.
While Teravainen is some what of a streaky point scorer this season, it’s about time a new one starts. That being said, Teravainen is the third highest point scorer on the team, having five multi-point games so far. If Teravainen get’s going, he’s going.
With Necas out Teuvo will need to step up on the power play and transition. If he can do this the B’s are in for a world of hurt. With Teravainen in your line up expect 4-6 points from him alone.
You want to talk about emotion, let’s talk about it. Hamilton’s old team, the team that kicked us out of the playoffs, Dougie wants this one. Except Hamilton to come out with emotion tonight, possibly too much, but he will get right and find the back of the net.
Hamilton is the second highest scoring blue liner in the NHL and a forced to be reckoned with if someone touches Andrei Svenchnikov. He will find the back of the net or someone’s stick to deflect the puck off of. Bank on big points from the skating giant tonight.
Now tactically, with going 11 and 7, still expect Hamilton to be paired with Jaccob Slavin and keep the first line defense together to wreak havoc. These two are sound and play well off of each other. The other blue liners will rotate, but as long as these two stay together good will come.
Marty Party is BACK. Jordan Martinook got on the board in Tampa and he will again tonight.
It was obvious that early on in the return from core surgery Martinook was struggling, but there are no signs of holding back now! And with some extra ice time on the short line up, expect Martinook to get some nice work in and make something happen.
He wants this, we want this, Svechnikov wants this!
Martinook is a winger but he is not afraid to get in the mix in front of the goalie. If the Canes do go 11 on offense someone will have to step up in the net front and make these plays and passes to the net front. The man with the A will be the guy to do it tonight. If anything you can expect hustle and smiles from Jordan tonight, oh and at least 3 fantasy points.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds and Lines.
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Let’s get Statistical
- Record: 16-10-1
- On the road: 8-5-1
- At home: 8-5-0
- Against current .500 or better teams: 8-5-0
- Against current .499 or worse teams: 8-5-1
Courtesy of The Action Network the Canes are currently +135 on the money line, the same as when it opened. The Canes have the over on this game at -115 on 6, and are -180 on the +1.5 spread.
The Hurricanes are the underdogs two games in a row now. Boston is a tough place to play but these guys can hang. It’s going to be close but fun. Good guys on top 3-2 in OT tonight. Yea try sleeping after that.
Get Right For Tonight.