Preview: Carolina at Florida

When: 7:30 PM  ET, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
Matchup Edge
CAR Edge in: FLA
Offense
Defense
Power Play
Penalty Kill
Face Offs
Discipline
Goaltending


The Carolina Hurricanes head east on their road trip hoping to snap a two-game losing skid when they visit the Florida Panthers on Wednesday. The Hurricanes have one win in their last six games and are 1-2-0 on their a five-game trip. The Panthers began a three-game homestand with a loss to the Minnesota Wild on Monday - their third setback in four home contests.

Carolina has played well against Florida, winning five of the last six meetings between the former Southeast Division foes. The Panthers are having a lot of trouble scoring, but the Hurricanes aren’t faring much better: Jussi Jokinen leads Florida with 12 points, while Riley Nash has a team-high 15 for Carolina. The two anemic offenses could result in a low-scoring duel between goaltenders Cam Ward and Roberto Luongo.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Carolina, Fox Sports Florida

ABOUT THE HURRICANES (6-11-3): Defenseman Brett Bellemore was placed on injured reserve after suffering a lower-body injury Saturday and Michal Jordan was recalled from the American Hockey League to take his place. Chris Terry was sent to the AHL for a conditioning stint after going 10 games without recording a point. Andrej Nestrasil scored his first career goal in his debut with Carolina after being claimed off waivers from Detroit.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS (7-6-6): Tomas Fleischmann is reportedly on the trading block after recording a goal and an assist in 17 games. Defenseman Colby Robak was back in the lineup Monday after being a healthy scratch for two games. Derek MacKenzie missed Tuesday’s practice with the flu and is considered questionable for Wednesday.

OVERTIME

1. Carolina is 0-1-1 against Atlantic Division opponents.

2. The Panthers are 4-for-32 with the man advantage at home.

3. Hurricanes F Alexander Semin has yet to score this season but has 27 goals and 45 points in 41 career games against Florida.

PREDICTION: Hurricanes 3, Panthers 1

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Carolina 6-11-1-2 L2 4-3-0-1 2-8-1-1 1-2-0-0 5-9-1-2 2-2-1-1
Florida 7-6-3-3 L2 3-4-0-1 4-2-3-2 1-1-0-0 6-5-3-3 ---

Last Meeting

Carolina Florida
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
3/27/14 CAR 3 FLA 0 32 35 0-1 35 29 0-3

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
CAR J. Tlusty 2
FLA S. Anthony 0
Goals Player  
CAR J. Tlusty 2
FLA S. Anthony 0
Assists Player  
CAR B. Bellemore 1
FLA S. Anthony 0
Saves Player  
CAR A. Khudobin 35
FLA D. Ellis 18
Season
Total Points Player  
CAR R. Nash 15
FLA J. Jokinen 12
Goals Player  
CAR J. Tlusty 8
FLA N. Bjugstad 7
Assists Player  
CAR R. Nash 11
FLA J. Jokinen 10
Saves Player  
CAR C. Ward 354
FLA R. Luongo 460

Quickchart Matchup

Carolina Off vs  Florida Def
2.4 GF
2.53 GA
29 Shots
31.5 Shots
13 PP
16 PK
Florida Off vs  Carolina Def
2.11 GF
3 GA
29.2 Shots
28.6 Shots
10 PP
11 PK

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -127 115
-125
5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports -125 105
-135
5
Sportsbook -125 105
-135
5
5Dimes.eu
-118
108
-135
5
GTBets.eu -125 105
-140
5
Top Bet -125 105
-135
5
BetOnline.ag -118 107
-137
5
BetDSI -125 105
-140
5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
Belmont -125 105
-135
5
BookMaker.eu -125 105
-140
5
Vegas Odds
Westgate -120 110
120
5
Mirage -130 110
115
5
Station -135
115
120
5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Carolina Overall Florida
6-11-1-2 W/L 7-6-3-3
11-9 ATS 12-7
8-10 O/U 6-10
2.40 Goals For 2.11
3.00 Goals Agnst 2.53
Carolina A/H Florida
2-8-1-1 W/L 3-4-0-1
8-4 ATS 4-4
6-5 O/U 3-3
2.33 Goals For 2.12
3.50 Goals Agnst 2.75