The Arizona Coyotes will face the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina, on Wednesday, 23rd November 2022.
The last time the two teams came head to head was on 3rd April 2022, when the Carolina Hurricanes won by 5:3. In the past two decades, the two teams have come head to head a total of 26 times, out of which the Hurricanes have won 15 times, the Coyotes have won 10 times, while one game ended in a draw.
Let’s look at the performance of the two teams during the season to get an idea of what to expect from the game on Wednesday.
Carolina Hurricanes Statistics
The Carolina Hurricanes currently ranks 6th in the NHL and 5th in the Eastern Conference. The team has played 19 games in the regular season, won 10 games, and lost nine times.
The team has lost the last three of its matches, with the last match played against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, 21st November 2022, where it lost by 4:3.
The Hurricanes have scored an average of 2.94 goals per game, while their shots average has been 35.67. In terms of goals scored, the team ranks 22nd in the league, while in terms of the shots per game, the team is in 4th place in the NHL. Andrei Svechnikov is the lead scorer for the team, with 13 goals in the season.
The team’s defence has displayed a stronger performance. The Hurricanes have conceded 2.67 goals per game on average, placing them in 6th place in the league, while in terms of shots thwarted, they are the second-best team of the season.
Arizona Coyotes Statistics
The Arizona Coyotes are placed 29th in the NHL and 15th in the Western Conference. The team has played 17 games in the season so far, out of which it has lost 11 matches and won only 6 matches.
Like the Hurricanes, the Coyotes have struggled during their recent matches and lost four consecutive games. The team played its last match against the Nashville Predators on 21st November and lost by 4:3.
The Coyotes have scored an average of 2.56 goals per game, while their shots average has been 24.06. In terms of goals scored, the team ranks 30th in the league, while in terms of the shots per game, the team is in 32nd place in the NHL. Clayton Keller and L. Crouse are the lead scorers of the team, with 7 goals each.
The team’s defence has also been disappointing, conceding an average of 3.63 goals per match, placing it in 28th place in the NHL.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction
Considering the recent performance and the teams’ head-to-head stats, it should not be hard to predict the game’s outcome. It may not have been smooth sailing for the two teams, but the Coyotes are the clear underdogs in tomorrow’s match. If the Hurricanes’ strong defence continues its momentum, the Coyotes already weakened offence may not be able to score much and will likely lose this one as well.