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THE BIG MATCHUP
Patrik Laine vs Sebastian Aho
These two young Finnish stars combined to win a world junior gold medal and now are leading their respective NHL teams in goals in just their second NHL season. Laine is riding a seven game point streak and is up to 33 goals and 55 points in 64 games, while Aho has 23 goals and 50 points.
FIVE KEYS TO THE GAMEBoth of these teams are enjoying success because of spread out scoring. 1 against the Vegas Golden Knights). Hellebuyck is 33 11 8 this season with a 2.40 goals against average and .921 save %, but has given up 11 goals in four games against the Hurricanes during his career, with six of those coming while the Jets are shorthanded. So discipline figures to be a discipline for the Jets as well.
Hurricanes centre Jordan Staal is going to be tasked with trying to contain the Mark Scheifele line on Sunday night. Staal embraces the shutdown role, but he found a way to remain productive,
chipping in 14 goals and 36 points in 62 games this season. Staal has 14 goals and 23 goals in 31 career games against the Jets.
Goaltending has been an issue for the Hurricanes this season, as off season acquisition has gone 10 16 7 with a 3.08 goals against average and .889 save % in 34 games. Veteran Cam Ward has 19 victories, a 2.60 goals against average and two shutouts. Although the numbers (2.94 goals against average, .903 save %) aren pretty, Ward has enjoyed some success against the Jets going 24 12 5 in 42 games against the franchise.