The Carolina Hurricanes and Seattle Kraken meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Climate Pledge Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win to build on their 14-2-1 record. The Seattle Kraken need a win after losing six of their last seven games.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 8 goals, Andrei Svechnikov has 12 assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2 goals per game and are killing 88.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederick Anderson has allowed 24 goals on 383 shots faced, and Antti Rant has allowed 7 goals on 80 goals.
The Seattle Kraken are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Eberle leads Seattle with 9 goals, Jaden Schwartz has 12 assists and Brandon Tanev has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 44 goals on 374 shots faced, and Joey Daccord has allowed 8 goals on 55 shots.
The Hurricanes are 8-2 in their last 10 road games and 14-3 in their last 17 overall. The Kraken are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Hurricanes last 7 overall. The over is 13-3-2 in Kraken last 18 overall.
The Seattle Kraken have yet to prove they can string wins together, the defense continues to be an issue, and they’re running into a ridiculous team. The Carolina Hurricanes have been on a roll since the start of the season, and they haven’t cooled off yet. As long as the prices are reasonable, there’s no reason to step in front of the Canes. Give me Carolina.