Carolina takes 1-0 lead into game 2 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; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Hurricanes -118, Devils -102; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes host the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the seventh time this season. The Hurricanes won the previous matchup 5-1.
Carolina has a 24-8-1 record in Metropolitan Division games and a 52-21-9 record overall. The Hurricanes have a 49-5-5 record in games they score at least three goals.
New Jersey has a 52-22-8 record overall and a 22-10-2 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Devils have gone 19-6-4 in one-goal games.
TOP PERFORMERS: Martin Necas has 28 goals and 43 assists for the Hurricanes. Sebastian Aho has scored five goals and added five assists over the last 10 games.
Jack Hughes has 43 goals and 56 assists for the Devils. Erik Haula has scored six goals with two assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.
Devils: 6-4-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.9 penalties and 15.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
INJURIES: Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Teuvo Teravainen: out (hand), Andrei Svechnikov: out for season (knee), Jack Drury: day to day (upper body).
Devils: Timo Meier: day to day (undisclosed), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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