Carolina Hurricanes (14-3-1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (8-6-4)
November 26, 2021 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +140 / Carolina Hurricanes -161; Over/Under: 5.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Friday afternoon.
The Carolina Hurricanes come into this game looking to rebound from another 2-1 loss, this time at the hands of the Seattle Kraken. Andrei Svechnikov leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 19 points including 7 goals and 12 assists while Sebastian Aho has 18 points with a team-high 8 goals and Tony DeAngelo has 17 points with a team-high 13 assists and a +13 plus/minus rating. Svechnikov has a +12 rating and Jaccob Slavin also has a +10 plus/minus this season. Frederik Andersen’s seen the bulk of the action in goal for Carolina, going 11-3 with a 1.90 GAA and a .936 save percentage this season.
The Philadelphia Flyers will try to snap a four-game skid after a 2-1 loss to Florida in OT last time out. Claude Giroux leads the Flyers in scoring with 16 points including team-highs of 7 goals and 9 assists while Sean Couturier has 13 points with 5 goals and 8 assists. Derick Brassard has 11 points while Travis Konecny and Cam Atkinson each have 10 points with Konecny splitting between 5 goals and 5 apples while Atkinson has a team-high 7 goals with a team-high +9 plus/minus rating. Carter Hart’s seen the bulk of action for Philadelphia in goal, going 5-4-3 with a 2.40 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season.
Carolina is 14-4 in their last 18 games overall and 8-2 in their last 10 games as a road favorite while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games. Philadelphia is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 2-11 in their last 13 games in the third of a three games in four nights situation while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 division games.
I get the desire to want to give a home dog a look and Philadelphia can be a raucous road environment. However, the Hurricanes are making a strong case to be considered the best team in the league and playing on the road hasn’t intimidated the ‘Canes one bit. Look for Carolina to show up and make an impact in this one. Give me Carolina on the ML here.