Hurricanes at Red Wings - 10/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (0-3-0) at Detroit Red Wings (3-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, FSDT
The Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings square off Friday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Carolina Hurricanes are still looking for their first victory after a tough 0-3 start to the year. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 1.7 goals per game and are scoring on 7.7 percent of their power plays. Justin Faulk leads Carolina with one goal, Kris Versteeg has one assist and Eric Staal has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their power play chances. Eddie Lack has allowed three goals on 29 shots faced and Cam Ward has given up six goals on 44 shots. Ward has allowed two or less goals in seven of his last 10 outings.
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The Detroit Red Wings look to remain red hot after an impressive 3-0 start to the season. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power plays. Justin Abdelkader leads Detroit with four goals, Henrik Zetterberg has five assists and Dylan Larkin has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 1.3 goals per game and are killing 91.7 percent of their power play chances. Jimmy Howard has allowed one goal on 43 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up three goals on 47 shots. Howard has allowed two or less goals in five of his last six regular season outings. Johan Franzen is questionable and Darren Helm is out.
The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-16 in their last 21 overall. The Red Wings are 49-20 in their last 69 Friday games and 4-10 in their last 14 games following a win. The Hurricanes are 2-12-1 in the last 15 meetings in Detroit and 5-21-1 in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Red Wings have caught fire while the Hurricanes continue their struggles from last season. When you add in the fact the Hurricanes have been the Red Wings puncing bag over the years, the only pick here has to be Detroit.