The Carolina Hurricanes will play their first preseason game this season, tonight at 7 p.m. ET in Raleigh against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Bowman – E. Staal – Semin
Skinner – Lindholm – Gerbe
Terry – Welsh – Dalpe
Blanchard – Sutter – Westgarth
Gleason – Komisarek
Jordan – Bellemore
Harrison – Murphy
Ward – Will start game
Blue Jackets’ Lineup:
Gaborik, Dubinsky, Foligno, Johansen, Jenner, MacKenzie, Skille, Rychel, Craig, Collins, Aleardi
Erixon, Johnson, Larkin, Nikitin, Savard, Tyutin,
This game is also the first of a four-game series in four nights. The Canes will also play the Sabres and Canadiens.
Last night, the Blue Jackets played two games, splitting the roster between the two contests. The first group beat the Minnesota Wild, 3-1, while the second group lost to the Buffalo Sabres by the same score.
Both groups will re-converge for the game against the Hurricanes. The Jackets are playing a skilled offense with Marian Gaborik, Nick Foligno and Boone Jenner, but not much depth. However, the defense features five defensemen that could make the starting lineup. The goalies are the backup and AHL starter.