Lightning and Hurricanes face off in Eastern Conference action
Sat, Nov 11, 2023
NHL News (AP)
Carolina Hurricanes (8-6, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (6-4-4, fourth in the Atlantic Division)
Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Hurricanes -112, Lightning -110; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Carolina Hurricanes in Eastern Conference action.
Tampa Bay is 6-4-4 overall and 4-1-2 in home games. The Lightning have a 1-0-4 record in games decided by one goal.
Carolina has gone 4-6-0 in road games and 8-6 overall. The Hurricanes have a 5-3-0 record in games they score one or more power-play goals.
The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season. The Lightning won 3-0 in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has 11 goals and 12 assists for the Lightning. Victor Hedman has two goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.
Martin Necas has five goals and six assists for the Hurricanes. Jesperi Kotkaniemi has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 5-2-3, averaging four goals, 7.4 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 5-5-0, averaging 2.7 goals, five assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
INJURIES: Lightning: Conor Sheary: out (upper-body), Andrei Vasilevskiy: out (back).
Hurricanes: Ryan Suzuki: out (upper body), Frederik Andersen: out (blood clotting).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."