Raleigh, North Carolina; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
: Hurricanes -118, Devils -102; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes host the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the seventh time this season. The Hurricanes won the previous matchup 5-1.
Carolina has a 24-8-1 record in Metropolitan Division games and a 52-21-9 record overall. The Hurricanes have a 49-5-5 record in games they score at least three goals.
New Jersey has a 52-22-8 record overall and a 22-10-2 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Devils have gone 19-6-4 in one-goal games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.
Devils: 6-4-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.9 penalties and 15.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
INJURIES: Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Teuvo Teravainen: out (hand), Andrei Svechnikov: out for season (knee), Jack Drury: day to day (upper body).
Devils: Timo Meier: day to day (undisclosed), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).