The Carolina Hurricanes are closing the regular season tonight and they have a chance to finish as the second seed in the Eastern Conference when they host the New Jersey Devils in PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on April 28, 2022.
- Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 28/4/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
Carolina Hurricanes Stats & Form
The Carolina Hurricanes have a chance to finish the season as the second seed in the Eastern Conference. They are going into the last game of the regular season with a 53-20-8 record.
The Hurricanes have won the last 5 games and are coming off a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers.
The Hurricanes are 29-14-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Carolina ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Tony DeAngelo with 0.6.
Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 80 points, scoring 37 goals and adding 43 assists. Seth Jarvis has 9 points over the last 10 games for Carolina.
The Hurricanes are 7-3-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with an .893 save percentage.
Carolina Hurricanes News
Frederik Andersen, Vincent Trocheck and Jesperi Kotkaniemi will not suit up for the Hurricanes
New Jersey Devils Stats & Form
The New Jersey Devils are 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 24-44-9 record.
They have lost the last four games and are coming off a 5-4 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators.
The Devils are 9-13-3 against the rest of their division. New Jersey has scored 239 goals and is 10th in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.0 goals per game. Jack Hughes leads the team with 26.
Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 46 total assists and has 71 points. Nico Hischier has seven assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
The Devils are 3-4-3 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.
New Jersey Devils News
Fabian Zetterlund, Miles Wood, Jack Hughes, P.K. Subban, Jonas Siegenthaler and Nico Hischier will not play for the Devils tonight.
Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have won 5 of the last 10 games playing each other but the Hurricanes have won 3 of the last 4.
Six of the last ten games between these two have ended under 5.5 goals.
Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes are favourites coming into this game with -190 odds to win while the Devils are at 376 and 430 odds are set for a draw.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -139 to go over and 105 for under.
The Carolina Hurricanes had an excellent regular season and are going into the last game with a chance to lock the second seed in the Eastern Conference. They are currently one point ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs and if they win against the Devils will finish second in the conference after the Florida Panthers. Carolina is in great form winning the last five games and there is no reason to stop now.
They are the best defensive team in the league allowing the fewest goals, shots on goals and having the biggest percentage of defending power play situations. The Devils have a lot of injured players and will probably play this one with their second squad which is another reason why this is a safe bet.