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GDT: Can Coyotes crush Canes?

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After a big comeback win in New York the Coyotes have a chance to sweep the season series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Game Preview

The Arizona Coyotes are riding high after a gutsy comeback OT win against the New York Rangers, where they scored four unanswered goals. The team will be looking to carry that momentum to Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes in an early morning match at 11 a.m. Arizona time.

The Coyotes announced early today that Adin Hill will be getting the start against Carolina. Hills play overall has been quite impressive this season but his road game is particularly excellent with a perfect 4-0-0 record and a .956 save percentage. Some more good news for the Coyotes is that Alex Galchenyuk might be healthy enough to return to the lineup after missing the last three games with a lower body injury.

The Hurricanes will be looking to make a comeback of their own after dropping their last three games. Those losses include Friday night’s tilt against the Washington Capitals where the Hurricanes gave up a 4-1 lead and ended up losing in a shootout to the reigning champs. It’s been a weird season for the Carolina team and if they can’t find a way to turn it around their playoff drought will increase to 10 seasons. At least when they win at home they’re having fun.

Players to Watch

Arizona: Clayton Keller has earned 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in his last 10 games and is still leading the team in points and is tied for team first in goals.

Carolina: Sebastian Aho currently has a four game point streak, leads his team in points and is tied for team first in goals.

Injuries

Arizona: Alex Galchenyuk (possible, lower body), Vinnie Hinostroza (lower body), Michael Grabner (eye), Antti Raanta (lower body), Jason Demers (knee), Christian Dvorak (pectoral)

Carolina: Jordan Staal (concussion), Micheal Ferland (concussion), Curtis McElhinney (lower body)

Poll

Poll

What do you think of the Carolina Hurricanes post game celebrations?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    They’re fun!
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    They’re disrespectful!
    (0 votes)
  • 42%
    Whatever. You do you.
    (6 votes)
14 votes total Vote Now