Carolina brings 3-1 lead into game 5 against New Jersey
New Jersey Devils (52-22-8, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-9, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Raleigh, North Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Hurricanes -122, Devils +102; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 3-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes host the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 3-1 lead in the series. The teams meet Tuesday for the 10th time this season. The Hurricanes won the previous matchup 6-1. Martin Necas scored two goals in the win.
Carolina is 52-21-9 overall and 26-9-1 against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes have allowed 210 goals while scoring 262 for a +52 scoring differential.
New Jersey has a 23-12-2 record in Metropolitan Division play and a 52-22-8 record overall. The Devils rank fourth in league play with 289 total goals (averaging 3.5 per game).
TOP PERFORMERS: Andrei Svechnikov has scored 23 goals with 32 assists for the Hurricanes. Sebastian Aho has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games.
Nico Hischier has 31 goals and 49 assists for the Devils. Jack Hughes has five goals and four assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Devils: 5-5-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, five penalties and 15.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
INJURIES: Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Teuvo Teravainen: out (hand), Antti Raanta: day to day (illness), Andrei Svechnikov: out for season (knee).
Devils: Ryan Graves: day to day (upper body), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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