Carolina Hurricanes: Fantasy Picks, Betting at Toronto Maple Leafs

After a bad loss, the Carolina Hurricanes need to find some points just 24 hours later. Here is your complete guide to get your fantasy lines set up for tonight’s matchup.

Last night’s game was not good but I do apologize: I was at the game and did not wear my black Svechnikov jersey I had been wearing during the point streak. I will take the blame for the loss yesterday.

On a positive note, in reality the Carolina Hurricanes did score 4 of the 7 total goals last night. It just happened that two of them went in past Petr Mrazek.

An unfortunate night is now followed by a 24 hour turnaround, but we got this tonight. We have some point streaks rolling, a power play that needs to pick up, and some more physical hockey to be excited about for tonight!

1. Carolina Hurricanes Fantasy Picks

The Faithful Young Duo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 27: Ryan Dzingel #18 of the Carolina Hurricanes (C) celebrates his second period goal against the New York Rangers and is joined by Andrei Svechnikov #37 (L) and Sebastian Aho #20 (R) at Madison Square Garden on November 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov both extended their point streak last night to 11 and 9 games, respectively. They are each only one game behind tying their all time season high point streak now. They play on the same line and the same power play unit. If one scores, it’s going to come from the other.

They are hungry and (by the way) Svechnikov is MAD. The Carolina Hurricanes’ effort was pitiful last night, and they know it. They will step up and fix it tonight if nobody else does.

The Captain

COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 16: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes reacts after scoring a goal during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 16, 2020 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated Carolina 3-2. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Let’s be completely honest with each other here, Jordan Staal has been a letdown in offensive production this year. BUT coming off of a 2-game point streak, making smarter plays and forechecking better, could we see a return of Screaming Staal from the playoffs last year?

Hopefully, and if there is any time to do it it’s right now. He’s still the right guy to wear the ‘C’, but he needs to score more. You know what? Tonight, he will. Bank on it!

Best Blue Liner in the NHL

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – JANUARY 25: Jaccob Slavin #74 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates in the game between Metropolitan Division and Atlantic Division during the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Enterprise Center on January 25, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

That’s right, that’s our all-star! 5 points in 5 games. Jaccob Slavin has a sneaky 32 points on the year and just keeps the tally going.

He has stepped up for Dougie Hamilton well, even if everyone else hasn’t. Regardless of his linemate, if he’s on the ice, he will protect the net and make a smart play in the offensive zone.

He is also on that first PP unit with Aho and Svechnikov, so watch out as they could all get you bonus points tonight.

2. Canes Playoff Push

After a bad regulation loss the, Carolina Hurricanes sit right outside of a playoff spot.

Currently, the Canes are one point behind WC2 Columbus Blue Jackets with 2 games in hand, 2 points behind the New York Islanders with no games in hand, and 3 points behind the Philadelphia Flyers with 1 game in hand. So, in order of importance today:

Canes > Leafs

Preds > Blue Jackets

Jets > Flyers

Golden Knights > Panthers

Sharks > Rangers

Devils > Caps

Sabers > Pens

3. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds and Lines

Let’s Get Statistical:

  • Record: 34-22-4
  • On the road: 15-12-2
  • At Home: 19-10-2
  • Against current .500 or better teams: 18-14-2
  • Against current .499 or worse teams: 16-8-2

Be sure to check out the betting odds and lines on The Action Network.

Question for CC Readers: What has been the most stressful game for you this season?