Hurricanes Take On New Look Flames in Calgary

The Hurricanes look to win their fifth in seven games tonight as they see game two of the road trip take them to Calgary and the new look Flames. This also is a homecoming for Brandon Sutter. This will mark the first time Sutter will play in Calgary as a NHL-er against his dad Brent Sutter and uncle Darryl Sutter. The Flames have completely revamped their team trading away two of their stars in Oli Jokinen and Dion Phaneuf. The Flames have added Ian White, Matt Stajan, Alex Kotalik, Chris Higgins, Niklas Hagman, and Jamal Mayers. Tonight will be the Flames first game with all of their new additions.

The Hurricanes are coming of their first loss in the last five. The Hurricanes will also see the return of Joe Corvo tonight as he was activated from injured reserve and Ruutu was put on IR. The Hurricanes should be flying under the radar tonight after the shake up in Calgary. In order to win tonight a fast start is a must, they can not give the Flames crowd a chance to get behind a struggling team. The Hurricanes power play will once again be a big factor. The Hurricanes have gone from 29th to 15th on the power play this season. In my opinion long as the team continues to have a good work ethic, they rest will sort its self out.

News & Notes: Brandon Sutters first game in his home providence.
Flames first game with all their new players.

Injuries: CAR Tuomo Ruutu
CAR Chad LaRose
CAR Erik Cole
CAR Scott Walker
CGY David Moss
CGY Nigel Dawes
CGY Craig Conroy

Prediction: CAR 3 CGY 2

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