Canes at Devils
Tonight, we have the matchup of first and second in the Metro division between Carolina and Jersey. Carolina currently sits at the top of the Metro with 94 points while the Devils sit only two points back with 92. If there is one thing about these teams that we know it is that they know how to score goals. Jack Hughes has been on a fucking tear this season for the Devils. He sits at 76pts with 36 goals and 40 assists so far. He’s only 4 assists behind Hamilton from leading his team in all of the scoring stats he can. And when he’s talking to the press like this how can you not believe in the young star.
Even though the Devils are having one of their best seasons since 2018 the Hurricanes have been insane this year. In this case, it’s important to note how well they’ve done on the road this year. The Canes sit at a 20-5-6 record on the road this season which is the third best in the league behind the Bruins and the Devils. The Devils at home this year do not have the best record, they’re sitting at 18-12-2 at home this season. For some reason when they’re on the road they tend to do a lot better which won’t help them in this matchup. In their last 5 away games the Canes are averaging 4 goals per game. In the Devils last 5 home games they are also averaging 4 goals per game. On the Defensive end of the ice the Canes have been solid only allowing 2 GPG in their last 5 away while the Devils have allowed 2.8 goals at home per game in the same time span. By looking at the stats it seems these teams are pretty much evenly matched, but I do believe one team has the edge.
Both of these teams have been very solid all season long and both of them will probably be making semi-deep runs into the playoffs. The Canes just look better to me as a team so far this year and they are absolute money on the road. But I’m not hammering the Canes ML tonight as I still think that these teams are too close to call in such an important matchup for playoff seeding. I do have two sprinkles and an absolute fucking hammer for you guys tonight though and to finish this off may I just say that the boys on the ice might put a few holes in the back of the net tonight.
HAMMER: Canes/Devils o6 -115
Sprinkle: Canes ML -110
Sprinkle: Jack Hughes Anytime Goal +123