Calgary (38-19-6) at Carolina (33-27-5), 7:00 p.m. EST
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) — Newly acquired Olli Jokinen
and the Calgary Flames continue their season-high, seven-game
road trip when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.
Traded by the Phoenix Coyotes for Matthew Lombardi, Brandon
Prust and a draft pick prior to the NHL trade deadline on
Wednesday, Jokinen shined in his debut with the Flames, who are
considered to be legitimate contenders in the crowded Western
The 11-year veteran netted two goals and helped Calgary post a
5-1 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday for its
second straight win.
The Flames, who are in third place in the West with 84 points,
successfully built off Tuesday’s 6-3 win over the Ottawa
Carolina, meanwhile, has won two of its last three contests.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Washington
Capitals on Tuesday – their best offensive effort since a win of
the same score over Colorado on February 22.