Atlanta (5-7-2) at Carolina (8-4-2), 3:00 pm EDT
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) — Though the Carolina
Hurricanes aren’t scoring much, they are still finding ways to
Hoping to ignite their offense, the Hurricanes can earn their
fourth win in five games when they host the Atlanta Thrashers on
Each of Carolina’s previous five wins have come by one goal, and
it has failed to score more than twice in half of its contests.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa
Senators on Friday. Joe Corvo and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg
scored, while goaltender Michael Leighton made 22 saves en route
to his fourth win of the season.
The victory made Peter Laviolette the winningest American-born
coach in NHL history, surpassing former Tampa Bay Lightning
coach John Tortorella with his 240th career victory.
After dropping nine of its previous 10, Atlanta has won three
straight – including a 5-4 overtime victory over the Buffalo
Sabres on Friday for its first road win of the season.
The Thrashers have been sparked by Vyacheslav Kozlov, who
registered three assists in that win and extended his point
streak to five games. He now has five goals and four assists
during the surge.
In the teams’ last matchup, the Hurricanes beat the Thrashers,
7-1, on March 28.