The Carolina Hurricanes look to their super stars, with their super powers, to continue this six game point streak and finish the road trip off strong.
If you were told that the Canes took a long away trip through Canada and came out only one point shy of a perfect sweep in 17′ would you believe it? Not at all. The final game on the road trip for the boys is back in the states as the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Colorado Avalanche tonight at 9:00 eastern time. Final score; Canes: 3.5 Canada: 0.5.
And what a trip it has been! A couple of hat trick watches, Svechnikov becomes the first and second player to pull of the Michigan in the NHL, and Haula is skating with the boys again! I mean i know the great people of Raleigh (and Caniacs everywhere) had been good this year but Santa is looking extra generous!
So what will it take to come back home with another win and build the point streak to 7 games? Our super stars will have to hone in on their super powers again tonight, like they do every night.
He did it again!! Come on guys, how can you not love this kid! That’s right the first and second player to pull off the Michigan, now the Svech, in the NHL.
Andrei Svechnikov said himself between periods two and three last game that he might try this move again tonight. Now will he, or is he trolling his friend in the booth Tripp Tracy, who he told he would do this at Calgary? We will find out tonight.
Other than breaking all of twitter for the second time this season let’s look at the boy wonder by the number. Six points in the last six games. That’s an average of a point a game during the win streak. One of these points is also a power play goal, aka more fantasy points.
Teams have obviously been watching film on Svechnikov and how to stop him on the PP. If the Avs make the coma slide to stop “the Svech” move expect a dump to the crease for a dunk. Either way Svechnikov will be a factor tonight.
There is no other way to explain the pass that Teuvo Teravainen made to Aho on Tuesday night than x-ray vision.
Just look at this and find an explanation that doesn’t require a super power! You can’t! It’s more of being able to see every single thing on the ice at once. X-ray vision will have to suffice for the explanation here.
From a statistical side, on the Canes current point streak Teravainen has 8 points and half of them on the power play, and one more assist short handed! That is over a point a game and half of the time more fantasy points than given for 5v5 hockey. This is an average of 3.5 fantasy points a night. But expect more than the bare minimum or even the average tonight.
Have you ever been watching a Canes game and see the following events: A clean transition, nice puck work around the back of the net, a great centering pass to what seams to be nowhere, and then Aho appears and scores? You didn’t even know Aho was on the ice did you?
Yea, Sebastian Aho is amazing at coming out of nowhere and putting the biscuit in the basket. Only rational conclusion to this: teleportation.
Back to statistics though, take a seat for this one. During this six game point streak Aho has 11 points. 7 of these points are goals and and 6 of these points are from either the power play or short handed. This is an average of 5.83 fantasy points a game the last six games. (Yes a calculator was used).
Stay tuned to Canes twitter to make sure Aho has his coffee today, if he does, all of Colorado is in for a beating tonight.
On the Radar
If you have room on your line up tonight, you might not with it being a Thursday night, add Martin Necas. The rookie has been steller since being back from injury. While he hasn’t recorded a point since late November, he has shown his super powers as well.
As Fox Sports Carolinas said, “Necas out here looking like Lamar Jackson”. Necas made a football juke, then a no look pass to Ryan Dzingel. This super power is called wizardry, and expect even more magic tonight from the NHL’s top rookie.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds and Lines
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Let’s Get Statistical
On the road: 11-6-2
Against the West: 10-3-1
Against current .500 or better teams: 11-6-1
Against current .499 or worse teams: 10-5-1
Courtesy of The Action Network the Canes are currently -110 on the money line, compared to +115 when it opened. The Canes have the over on this game at -115 on 6, and are -260 on the +1.5 spread.
The Carolina Hurricanes did so well in Canada they are now the favorites for this game. A good game amongst great friends tonight will be fun to watch, especially when the Canes come out on top 5-3.