Carolina Hurricanes at Toronto Maple Leafs
On Thursday, the Toronto Maple Leafs (37-17-5) will play the Carolina Hurricanes (41-13-5) at Scotiabank Arena. After suffering a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their previous game, the Carolina Hurricanes will need to bounce back. Carolina had 2 penalty minutes in the contest. They also attempted 1 power play but failed to score. The Hurricanes didn’t do well on the offensive during their loss. They converted two of the 43 shots they took throughout the game.
Carolina Hurricanes Stats
Carolina’s opponents have 207 power play chances (first in hockey) and have scored 22 goals on those opportunities. The Hurricanes have faced 1,711 shots and have a save percentage of .919. Carolina has taken 1,986 shots and has a 9.9 percent shooting rate thus far this season. The Hurricanes have allowed 117 goals while scoring 154 goals at even strength this season. Carolina has 173 power play chances and has scored 43 goals, for a rate of 24.86%. They currently have 87 points in the current campaign and a score percentage of .737. The Carolina Hurricanes have scored 197 goals this season, which is 8th in the NHL, and have given up 139.
Frederik Andersen will be in goal for the Hurricanes. During his professional hockey career, Andersen has played in 433 games. He has a record of 256-108-50 and started in 420 games. In his NHL career, Andersen has allowed 1,078 goals against and his goals-against average per game is 2.59. Andersen has faced 12,912 shots and stopped 11,834 of them. In his 24,962 minutes on the ice, his save percentage is .917. Over the course of his professional career, he has amassed 240 quality starts and a .571 quality start percentage.
Toronto Maple Leafs Stats
Last time they were on the ice, Toronto was in opposition to the Sabres, and the Maple Leafs lost by a final score of 5-2. They had three power play opportunities in this one, but none of them resulted in a goal. The Maple Leafs scored two goals on 36 shots at goal. Toronto has fired 2,042 shots (8th in professional hockey) and a shooting percentage of 10.63 percent, while allowing the opposition to 1,814 attempts. The Maple Leafs have a penalty kill percentage of 84.24 percent on their opponents 165 power play chances, and a save percentage of 90.1 percent. They’ve earned 157 power play chances and have a 29.30% success rate on the man advantage. The Maple Leafs have scored 171 even-strength goals and 46 power-play goals (2nd in hockey).
They’ve given up 180 goals, allowing 154 goals at even strength and 26 while short. During this NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have scored 217 goals while earning 79 points and a percentage of .669. On the other side of the rink, you’ll find Petr Mrazek in goal. He has stopped 7,217 attempts out of 7,938 shots, resulting in a save percentage of .909. Mrazek has a career record of 138-102-31 and has appeared in goal for 292 games. He’s been named a starter in 265 games, spent 16,362 minutes on the ice. In terms of quality starts, Mrazek’s rate is 50.2 percent and he has 133 starts in his career. His opponents have scored 2.64 goals on average and he has given up 721 in total.
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