Carolina Hurricanes: Keys to Game 1 vs. Nashville

Apr 15, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) fights Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) during the second period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) fights Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) during the second period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 11, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Steven Lorentz (78) checks Nashville Predators defenseman Jeremy Davies (38) during the second period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Steven Lorentz (78) checks Nashville Predators defenseman Jeremy Davies (38) during the second period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports /

Game Notes

Location: PNC Arena
Puck Drop: 8:00pm EST
TV: Bally Sports South
Radio: 99.9 The Fan
Uniforms: Black Alts
Projected Lineup:

  • Niederreiter – Aho – Teravainen
  • Foegele – Trocheck – Necas
  • Svechnikov – Staal – Fast
  • Martinook – Lorentz – McGinn
  • Skjei – Hamilton
  • Bean – Pesce
  • Gardiner – Hakanpaa

Injuries: Paquette (lower body), Slavin (lower body, game-time decision)
Scratches: Geekie, McCormick, Ryan, McKeown, Shore

Projected Goalie Matchup:

Carolina: Alex Nedeljkovic, 15-5-3, .932 SV%, 1.90 GAA
Nashville: Juuse Saros, 21-11-1, .927 SV%, 2.28 GAA

Score Prediction:

151. 3. 109. Prediction. 1

Moneypuck.com gives the Carolina Hurricanes a 64.1% chance of winning tonight’s matchup.

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