Devils vs. Hurricanes - 2/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (21-29-7) at New Jersey Devils (23-26-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, MSG+
The Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils play Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a big win after splitting their last eight games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have four power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Eric Staal leads the Hurricanes with 18 goals, Justin Faulk has 26 assists and Jeff Skinner has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Anton Khudobin has allowed 53 goals on 547 shots faced and Cam Ward has given up 90 goals on 1,037 shots.
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The New Jersey Devils also look to get going after splitting their last 10 games. The Devils are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have three power play goals in their last three games and have won nine straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Cammalleri leads the Devils with 20 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 18 assists and Adam Henrique has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Keith Kinkaid has allowed 24 goals on 266 shots faced and Cory Schneider has given up 109 goals on 1,440 shots.
The Hurricanes are 19-46 in their last 65 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-22 in their last 31 road games. The Devils are 2-8 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in New Jersey and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Devils have now won two straight games and are at home, a place where the Canes have won just three of their last 10 games. I like New Jersey in this spot.