"The home finale of the 2020-21 regular season features a third straight match-up between the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago Blackhawks (22-25-6, 50 points) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (36-10-7, 79 points)
Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Watch: Bally Sports South, Bally Sports app
Listen: 99.9 FM The Fan, Hurricanes.com/Listen, Hurricanes app
Tracking the Storylines
There's No Place Like Home: This marks the Canes' 28th and final home game of the regular season. The team has posted a remarkable 20-3-4 record at PNC Arena this season, an .815 points percentage that is bested only by the New York Islanders (20-3-3, .827). The Canes are 4-0-0 on this five-game homestand, and, no matter the opponent, the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs will open at PNC Arena.
Star Fish: The Central Division's Star of the Month for April has continued to put points on the scoresheet in May. Sebastian Aho is riding a season-long, nine-game point streak, during which he's recorded 17 points (6g, 11a). Only Connor McDavid has recorded more points (19) since April 20.
High IQ: When he returned to the lineup on April 27 in Dallas, Teuvo Teravainen was reunited on a line with Aho and Andrei Svechnikov. In the five games since, that dynamic trio has combined for 26 points (9g, 17a). Svechnikov has also tallied at least a point in each of those five games (2g, 7a)."
"Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.
Scratches: Gardiner, Reimer
Injuries: Martinook (lower body), McGinn (upper body), Paquette (lower body)"
Last home game(regular season). Hopefully we come out with some nice energy and give the fans something to cheer about early.