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Carolina Hurricanes get terrible news ahead of Game 1

Published May 2, 2022 at 10:40
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Ahead of Game 1, the Carolina Hurricanes announced some bad news about their starting goaltender Frederik Andersen. He has been ruled out of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round Monday against the Boston Bruins.

It's not going to be 'Freddie' tomorrow, I can tell you that. He did touch the ice today, so you can take what you want out of that.

Shared Rob Brind'Amour during his media availability.

It was the first time Andersen has been on the ice since the goalie sustained a lower-body injury during the third period of a 7-4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on April 16 while extending his left leg to make a save. He missed the final six games of the regular season.


Andersen has been unbelievable in his first season in Carolina. He should be getting a Vezina nomination to go along with the William M. Jennings Trophy that he and Antti Raanta won.

This award is given to the goalies having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it

During the regular season. He has a record of 32-14-3 this season. He is 2nd in the NHL with a GAA of 2.07 and tied for 3rd in Save % with a .922.

Brind'Amour was coy with the media when asked if Backup Goaltender Anti Raanta would get to start Game 1:

Maybe, we'll see.

Raanta was 15-5-4 with a 2.45 GAA, .912 save percentage and two shutouts in the regular season.

Hurricanes rookie goalie Pyotr Kochetkov started three out of the four final regular season games getting wins in all three. He went 3-0 this season with a GAA of 2.42. Kochetkov has a record of 13-1-1 with the AHL Chicago Wolves.

The Hurricanes owned the Bruins in the three games they played against each other this season. Carolina won all three while outscoring their opponents 16-1. That lopsided total shouldn't be indicative of how competitive this opening-round series could end up being – especially with Carolina's starting netminder recovering from an injury.

Boston ranked second in the league with 36.1 shots on goal per game, yet their 8.5 shooting percentage was third lowest among all 32 teams. A scary stat for Hurricanes fans especially when they don't have their number 1 to start.
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