Hurricanes take 2-0 series lead into game 3 against the Devils
Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-9, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (52-22-8, second in the Metropolitan Division)
Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Devils -139, Hurricanes +118; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 2-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 2-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Friday for the eighth time this season. The Hurricanes won 6-1 in the last meeting. Jesperi Kotkaniemi led the Hurricanes with two goals.
New Jersey is 52-22-8 overall with a 22-11-2 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Devils have gone 50-7-6 in games they score three or more goals.
Carolina is 52-21-9 overall and 25-8-1 against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes have allowed 210 goals while scoring 262 for a +52 scoring differential.
TOP PERFORMERS: 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.
Sebastian Aho has 36 goals and 32 assists for the Hurricanes. Seth Jarvis has three goals and five assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 5-5-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, five penalties and 15.7 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Hurricanes: 8-2-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.5 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Devils: Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).
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).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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