Svechnikov and Carolina take on Anaheim

Carolina Hurricanes (12-2-0, first in the Metropolitan) vs. Anaheim Ducks (10-4-3, first in the Pacific)

Anaheim, California; Thursday, 10:00 PM EST

LINE: Ducks +126, Hurricanes -153; top/bottom is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Andrei Svechnikov and Carolina take on Anaheim. He currently sits ninth in the NHL with 18 points, seven goals and 11 assists.

The Ducks are 7-2-1 on their home ice. Anaheim has scored 57 goals and is ranked third in the NHL with an average of 3.6 per game. Troy Terry leads the team with 11.

The Hurricanes went away from home 6-1-0. Carolina is in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 33.9 shots per game and average 3.5 goals.

The teams will meet on Thursday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMANCE: Ryan Getzlaf leads the Ducks with 16 assists and has 17 points this season. Terry has 14 points over the last 10 games for Anaheim.

Svechnikov leads the Hurricanes with seven goals and has 18 points. Sebastian Aho has four goals and six assists in the last 10 games for Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Ducks: 8-0-2, averaging four goals, 6.9 assists, 2.7 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes, while surrendering 2.1 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.931.

Hurricanes: 8-2-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.8 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes, while surrendering 1.9 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.929.

INJURIES: Ducks: Not listed.

Hurricanes: Brett Pesce: Out (undisclosed).


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