After dropping a goalie duel to the Vancouver Canucks in overtime, The Carolina Hurricanes continue on one of their longest road trips of the season as they take on the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome.
The Carolina Hurricanes have had a very good road trip so far, gaining three out of a possible four points. After a back-and-forth game that saw goals scored in bunches against the Edmonton Oilers, which ended in Carolina’s favor, the Hurricanes had a battle of two hot goaltenders against the Canucks. Petr Mrazek and Jacob Markstrom both had outstanding games, but a wicked back-hand by Elias Pettersson ended the game in OT.
The Calgary Flames have been red hot, and it all started after the firing of their head coach, Bill Peters. Since the incident, the Flames are a perfect 7-0. Everything has been clicking for the team, so this will be no easy task for the Hurricanes.
These two teams have played each other once already this season. The game was played on October 29th. Carolina fans will certainly remember this game as it featured the infamous “lacrosse goal” scored by Andrei Svechnikov. The game ended in a 2-1 victory for the Hurricanes.
This will be the 77th overall matchup between these two teams. The current record sits at 23-44-7-2 in favor of the Calgary Flames. As you can see, Calgary has a better record against us. I also make sure to include that while this has no bearing on the upcoming matchup, it’s fun to look back and see how the two teams have matched up in the past.
As Carolina continues to embark on one of the longest road trips of the season, every point counts. While they’ve had a very good start to the road trip so far, they have to continue to play with the same intensity as they would any other game, especially with how good the Metropolitan Division is. Let’s take a look at three keys to securing a win against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.