Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Carolina
Hurricanes
11 - 6 - 5
Pittsburgh
Penguins
11 - 8 - 3
November 29, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
 | PPG Paints Arena

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Carolina
Hurricanes
11 - 6 - 5
Pittsburgh
Penguins
11 - 8 - 3
November 29, 2022, 7:00 PM EST
 | PPG Paints Arena
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins (11-8-3) are hoping to rebound from their first loss in six games when they host the Carolina Hurricanes (11-6-5) on Tuesday as small home favorites in a key Metropolitan Division matchup.

    The Penguins saw their season-high five-game win streak come to an end with a 4-1 home loss as -130 favorites last Saturday to the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are the only team to beat them since November 12. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are coming off their first win in six games on Saturday following a season-high five-game losing skid.

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    The moneyline on this divisional game was down closer to a pick’em as of late Monday after Sportsbook with Pittsburgh as small chalk. The total has also dropped down a half-goal to 6, which is somewhat significant considering most NHL totals usually just see the juice move toward the OVER or UNDER depending on what bettors prefer to wager on.

    Carolina has not seen more than five goals scored in any of its last three games, and there have been more than five only once in the team’s past eight. Pittsburgh has seen five goals or less scored in each of its past three games along with four of its last five.

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    Raanta Helps Hurricanes Get Off The Schneid With Solid Effort

    With regular starting goaltender Frederik Andersen out since November 6 due to a lower-body injury, 23-year-old Russian Pyotr Kochetkov (2-1-3, 2.33 goals-against average) has taken over the leading role for six of the last 10 games. Unfortunately for Kochetkov and his teammates, he suffered all three overtime losses during the recent skid.

    But fortunately, 33-year-old veteran netminder Antti Raanta (4-2-2, 2.47) stepped up in the team’s last game, stopping 18 of 20 shots to end the losing streak and put the Hurricanes ahead of the Penguins in the Metro standings. Both goalies have put together solid numbers to keep the Hurricanes competitive lately even in their losses, which is a positive sign.

    DeSmith Looks Like Weak Link for Pittsburgh in Starts

    Backup goalies are backups for a reason, but they are obviously essential for NHL teams over an 82-game schedule to spell starters from time to time. Casey DeSmith inked a two-year contract extension with the Penguins in the offseason after posting good numbers as Tristan Jarry’s backup a year ago, although that has not carried over to this season yet. DeSmith has gone 3-5-1 in his nine starts to go along with a 3.00 GAA.

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    While the latter is not terrible, he is not getting the same kind of offensive support from his teammates, who have scored two or less in five of his nine starts, losing all of them. They have scored four goals or more in all of his three wins, while Jarry (8-3-2, 2.91) has seen Pittsburgh light the lamp six times in five of his eight wins. That is quite a difference and should be considered.  

    Hurricanes: Keys To Victory

    Carolina’s main key to winning this divisional matchup is clear – scoring. The Hurricanes cannot manage to score two goals or less here and expect to pick up two points for a victory. They are 8-0-1 in their last nine games when scoring three goals or more.

    Penguins: Keys To Victory

    Unlike its opponent, scoring has not been a problem for Pittsburgh. Keeping the puck out of the net has been the issue, which is why the team still has a winning record despite having two goalies that possess goals-against averages over 2.90. It is no coincidence that the Penguins are 8-0 this year when holding foes to two goals or less, so that is their key in this spot.

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    Shark Bites
    • Carolina is 1-5 in its last 6 road games.
    • Pittsburgh is 1-4 in its last 5 home games.
    • The UNDER is 10-3-1 in the past 14 meetings.

Odds

Tuesday, November 29 Tue Nov 29


Opening
Current

Puckline
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+1.5
-225
-101
o6.5
+100
-1.5
+185
-122
u6.5
-120
Puckline
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+1.5
-265
-101
o6
-104
-1.5
+225
-109
u6
-106

Edge Finder

2.76
Goals
3.62
35.29
Shots
33.33
15.00
PP/PK Percentage
17.14
2.76
Goals
3.62
0.81
1st Period
0.86
0.90
2nd Period
1.48
0.90
3rd Period
1.24
35.29
Shots
33.33
11.52
1st Period
9.33
10.81
2nd Period
12.76
12.00
3rd Period
10.95
3.81
Power Play Chances
3.33
0.57
Power Play Goals
0.57
15.00
PP/PK Percentage
17.14

Head To Head

CAR
Stat Type PIT
5-5-0
Record
5-3-2
3-6
O/U
3-6
2.50
Score
2.80
36.20
Shots
30.30
4.00
Power Play Goals
3.00
24.00
Number of Power Plays
24.00
16.67%
Power Play Percentage
12.5%
87.5%
Penalty Kill Percentage
83.33%
CAR
Stat Type PIT
2-1-0
Record
1-1-1
1-1
O/U
1-1
3.00
Score
3.00
38.33
Shots
26.67
2.00
Power Play Goals
1.00
6.00
Number of Power Plays
9.00
33.33%
Power Play Percentage
11.11%
88.89%
Penalty Kill Percentage
66.67%
Mar 13/22 (1 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
2
Score
4
6 o
O/U
6 u
43
Shots
22
0
Power Play Goals
0
1
Number of Power Plays
3
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Mar 4/22 (2 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Home
Away
3
Score
2
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
42
Shots
24
1
Power Play Goals
0
3
Number of Power Plays
2
33.3%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
66.7%
Feb 20/22 (3 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
4
Score
3
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
30
Shots
34
1
Power Play Goals
1
2
Number of Power Plays
4
50%
Power Play Percentage
25%
75%
Penalty Kill Percentage
50%
Mar 8/20 (4 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
6
Score
2
6 o
O/U
6 u
36
Shots
30
1
Power Play Goals
1
4
Number of Power Plays
7
25%
Power Play Percentage
14.3%
85.7%
Penalty Kill Percentage
75%
Mar 31/19 (5 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
1
Score
3
6 o
O/U
6 u
38
Shots
28
1
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
1
50%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
50%
Mar 19/19 (6 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Home
Away
3
Score
2
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
39
Shots
38
0
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
1
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Feb 5/19 (7 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
4
Score
0
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
32
Shots
23
0
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
2
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Dec 22/18 (8 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Home
Away
0
Score
3
6 o
O/U
6 u
39
Shots
32
0
Power Play Goals
0
4
Number of Power Plays
2
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Feb 23/18 (9 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Home
Away
1
Score
6
6 o
O/U
6 u
28
Shots
39
0
Power Play Goals
1
2
Number of Power Plays
1
0%
Power Play Percentage
100%
0%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Jan 23/18 (10 of 10)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
1
Score
3
5.5 o
O/U
5.5 u
35
Shots
33
0
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
1
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%

Team Records

CAR
Record PIT
11-6-5
All
11-8-3
5-3-1
Home
4-3-1
6-3-4
Away
7-5-2
10-7-3
As Fav
9-8-3
1-4-2
As Dog
1-3
8-14
ATS
10-12
3-6
ATS Home
3-5
5-8
ATS Away
7-7
7-15
O/U
11-11
3-6
O/U Home
5-3
4-9
O/U Away
6-8
CAR
Record PIT
3-3-4
All
7-2-1
2-1-1
Home
1-2
1-2-3
Away
6-0-1
3-5-3
As Fav
5-2-1
0-2-1
As Dog
1-1
3-7
ATS
6-4
1-3
ATS Home
0-3
2-4
ATS Away
6-1
2-8
O/U
4-6
1-3
O/U Home
1-2
1-5
O/U Away
3-4
CAR
Record PIT
3-1
All
3-0
2-1
Home
0-0
1-0
Away
3-0
3-1
As Fav
3-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
1-3
ATS
3-0
1-2
ATS Home
0-0
0-1
ATS Away
3-0
2-2
O/U
1-2
1-2
O/U Home
0-0
1-0
O/U Away
1-2
CAR
Record PIT
5-3-1
All
5-3-3
3-2
Home
1-2-1
2-1-1
Away
4-1-2
4-3
As Fav
4-2-3
1-0-1
As Dog
1-1
4-5
ATS
5-6
2-3
ATS Home
1-3
2-2
ATS Away
4-3
4-5
O/U
6-5
2-3
O/U Home
3-1
2-2
O/U Away
3-4
CAR
Record PIT
6-3-4
All
6-5
2-1-1
Home
3-1
4-2-3
Away
3-4
6-1-3
As Fav
5-3
0-2-1
As Dog
0-2
4-9
ATS
5-6
1-3
ATS Home
2-2
3-6
ATS Away
3-4
3-10
O/U
5-6
1-3
O/U Home
2-2
2-7
O/U Away
3-4

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Max Pacioretty LW Is out for season, Achilles
Jaccob Slavin D Is "?" Tuesday vs Los Angeles, Lower Body
Ondrej Kase RW Is out indefinitely, Concussion
Name Position Inj Desc
Kasperi Kapanen RW IR (01/18), Lower Body
Josh Archibald RW IR (12/22), Lower Body
Tristan Jarry G Is out indefinitely, Upper Body
Jan Rutta D IR (01/14), Upper Body

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line SHOTS SA PP PK GOALIE
Nov 26, 2022 CAL 3-2 W -130 33 20 2/3 2/3 Dan Vladar
Nov 25, 2022 BOS 2-3 L +135 36 41 2/6 5/6 Jeremy Swayman
Nov 23, 2022 ARI 0-4 L -350 36 27 0/4 3/3 Karel Vejmelka
Nov 21, 2022 WPG 3-4 L -170 27 23 0/2 3/3 David Rittich
Nov 19, 2022 MIN 1-2 L -125 21 21 0/2 1/1 Filip Gustavsson
Nov 17, 2022 COL 2-3 L -135 48 15 0/4 2/3 Pavel Francouz
Nov 14, 2022 CHI 3-0 W -235 32 27 0/3 4/4 Petr Mrazek
Nov 12, 2022 COL 1-4 L +100 25 28 0/5 3/4 Pavel Francouz
Nov 10, 2022 EDM 7-2 W -145 32 22 1/4 1/2 Jack Campbell
Nov 9, 2022 FLA 0-3 L -120 40 37 0/3 3/4 Spencer Knight
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Date Opp Score SU Line SHOTS SA PP PK GOALIE
Nov 26, 2022 TOR 1-4 L -130 26 41 0/2 3/3 Erik Kallgren
Nov 25, 2022 PHI 4-1 W -235 29 30 0/3 1/1 Carter Hart
Nov 23, 2022 CAL 2-1 W -130 39 34 0/3 3/3 Dan Vladar
Nov 20, 2022 CHI 5-3 W -225 25 32 0/2 4/4 Arvid Soderblom
Nov 19, 2022 WPG 3-0 W -125 32 32 0/2 2/2 Connor Hellebuyck
Nov 17, 2022 MIN 6-4 W -110 32 23 2/5 3/3 Filip Gustavsson
Nov 15, 2022 TOR 2-5 L -105 37 33 0/3 1/1 Matt Murray
Nov 12, 2022 MON 4-5 L -165 24 42 1/3 4/5 Jake Allen
Nov 11, 2022 TOR 4-2 W +130 23 30 0/1 2/3 Erik Kallgren
Nov 9, 2022 WAS 4-1 W -130 28 25 0/3 4/4 Darcy Kuemper
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