[7:00 PM] Ducks @ Hurricanes

Who will WIN this matchup?

Anaheim Ducks (6-5-2)

@ Carolina Hurricanes (3-5-4)


Starting Goalies:

John Gibson (ANA): Unconfirmed

Cam Ward (CAR): Confirmed


Current odds:

Anaheim Ducks: (-110)

Carolina Hurricanes: (-110)


The Carolina Hurricanes seek their first regulation victory in nearly two weeks as they begin a five-game homestand Thursday against the Anaheim Ducks. Carolina has gone 1-2-2 since edging the New York Rangers 3-2 on Oct. 28, with the only win coming Saturday at Nashville in a shootout.

Hampus Lindholm made his season debut on Wednesday and registered two shots and a minus-1 rating in 18 minutes, 33 seconds of ice time. The 22-year-old Swedish defenseman missed Anaheim’s first 13 games due to a contract dispute that resulted in a new six-year, $31.5 million deal. Michael Sgarbossa, who notched two assists in six games with the Ducks earlier this season, was a healthy scratch Wednesday after being recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League prior to the game.

Coach Bill Peters is hopeful his team can take advantage of its stretch of home games and earn some much-needed victories in order to escape the Metropolitan Divison basement.  Cam Ward has provided strong goaltending of late, going 1-0-2 while stopping 94-of-100 shots in his last three starts.

Hurricanes C Jordan Staal is four points shy of 400 for his career.

Anaheim D Cam Fowler appeared in his 428th game Wednesday, passing Matt Cullen for ninth place on the franchise list.

Carolina D Justin Faulk (upper body) missed Tuesday’s contest and is listed as week-to-week.


StreakSmarts Pick: Carolina Hurricanes

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick