Carolina Hurricanes Look to Keep Ball Rolling over the Cats at Home

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Dec 21, 2019; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) tries to slip the puck past the defense of Florida Panthers defenseman Anton Stralman (6) during the second period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes look to continue two separate pairs of streaks against the Panthers tonight as they continue their homestand and look to put away the Central Division leaders for the third time in a row while extending their win streak to five games for the second time this season.

It would have been their third win streak of at least five games had these same Florida Panthers not interrupted their last one in their second game into a five-game homestand, giving the Hurricanes their only overtime loss this season.

Well, the stars are aligning for the perfect revenge game as this is also the second game in this homestand. This winning steak started out against the Florida Panthers in Miami for two straight games before a pit stop in Nashville and the start of this homestand against Detroit.

The biggest question is if this team can continue making the hunt for the Central Division Championship a neck and neck race, or if they will allow the Florida Panthers to take a two-point lead.

Tampa is also playing today, against the Blackhawks. The top four teams in this division could shuffle a bit in the order depending on what happens tonight. (The Hurricanes won’t go below third due to games in hand against Chicago, but they could be tied for points).

This will also be the second game back home with actual fans in the stands. Thursday’s game saw them come back and with them the return of the Storm Surge! Will we see another one tonight? That depends on if these three keys are met and a win is secured.

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