Nashville Predators (16-5-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (7-13-3)
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 2, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes +136 / Nashville Predators -150 --- Over/Under: 5
The Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes play Tuesday night at the PNC Arena.
The Nashville Predators have won four straight and are in first place in the Central division. The Predators are allowing just two goals per game and have allowed four goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games and have won 11 straight games when allowing two or less goals. Pekka Rinne has allowed 37 goals on 552 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up seven goals on 81 shots. Offensively, the Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and haven’t scored a pp goal in four straight games. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 10 goals, Mike Ribeiro has 12 assists and James Neal has 79 shots on goal.
The Carolina Hurricanes have lost four of their last five games and continue to fall in the Metropolitan. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have four power play goals in their last two games and are 0-10 this season when scoring two or less goals. Jiri Tlusty leads Carolina with 10 goals, Riley Nash has 11 assists and Jeff Skinner has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and haven’t allowed a pp goal in four straight games. Cam Ward has allowed 41 goals on 442 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 21 goals on 209 shots.
The Predators are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 22-8 in their last 30 overall. The Hurricanes are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 in their last 10 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes have been a mess all season and the Nashville Predators have been on fire. If you don't mind the chalk, the Predators have to be the pick here.