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Hurricanes take losing streak into game against the Canucks

Carolina Hurricanes (14-11-1, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (17-9-1, third in the Pacific Division)

Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes enter the matchup with the Vancouver Canucks as losers of three in a row.

Vancouver is 17-9-1 overall and 9-3-1 in home games. The Canucks have conceded 70 goals while scoring 103 for a +33 scoring differential.

Carolina has a 6-9-0 record in road games and a 14-11-1 record overall. The Hurricanes have a 7-4-0 record in games they score at least one power-play goal.

The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brock Boeser has 18 goals and 13 assists for the Canucks. J.T. Miller has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

Martin Necas has seven goals and 12 assists for the Hurricanes. Jaccob Slavin has eight assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.5 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Hurricanes: 5-4-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 6.1 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canucks: Pius Suter: out (lower body), Guillaume Brisebois: out (upper-body), Carson Soucy: out (foot), Tucker Poolman: out (head).

Hurricanes: Frederik Andersen: out (blood clotting), Andrei Svechnikov: day to day (upper-body).

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

The Associated Press