Hurricanes face the Predators on 3-game skid

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Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8, first in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (31-23-2, fourth in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators +135, Hurricanes -162; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Carolina heads into the matchup against Nashville as losers of three in a row.

The Predators are 31-23-2 against opponents from the Central Division. Nashville averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the league. Mathieu Olivier leads the team serving 70 total minutes.

The Hurricanes are 36-12-8 against the rest of their division. Carolina is eighth in the NHL recording 8.6 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.5 assists.

The teams meet for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Roman Josi has 33 total points for the Predators, eight goals and 25 assists. Mikael Granlund has two goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.

Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 57 points, scoring 24 goals and collecting 33 assists. Andrei Svechnikov has two goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .932 save percentage.

Hurricanes: 5-2-3, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.

INJURIES: Predators: Calle Jarnkrok: day to day (illness).

Hurricanes: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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