[5:08 PM] Flyers @ Hurricanes

Who will WIN this matchup?

Philadelphia Flyers (3-5-1)

@ Carolina Hurricanes (2-3-2)


Starting Goalies:

Michal Neuvirth(PHI): Confirmed

Cam Ward (CAR): Confirmed


Current odds:

Philadelphia Flyers: (+120)

Carolina Hurricanes: (-140)


The Carolina Hurricanes made the lengthy wait for their home opener worthwhile and will try to chalk up back-to-back victories when they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday afternoon. After beginning the season with a six-game road trip, the Hurricanes rode a pair of goals from Jeff Skinner to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Friday’s season debut at home.

Goaltender Steve Mason has a superb track record against Carolina with an 8-3-1 record and 2.01 goals-against average, but he is coming off a pair of rocky performances. After surrendering five goals to Arizona on Thursday, Mason was pierced for three goals in a 55-second span and was yanked against the Penguins. Giroux appeared to suffer a serious ankle injury early in Saturday’s loss, twice heading to the locker room, but he returned to score a power-play goal.

Wearing an “A” on his jersey for the first time, Skinner responded with an A-plus performance, collecting what appeared to be a hat trick before a scoring change awarded the final goal to Bryan Bickell. Skinner had missed the previous game with an injury but rattled in a pair of goals to tie for the team lead with nine points.

Hurricanes C Victor Rask is the first Carolina player with a season-opening seven-point streak since Keith Primeau in 1998-99.

Giroux’s first goal of the season extended his point streak to eight games.

Hurricanes G Cam Ward was 1-0-1 with four goals allowed in two starts versus Philadelphia last season.

StreakSmarts Pick: Carolina Hurricanes  

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick