March 5, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) celebrates defensemen Joe Corvo (not shown) 2nd period goal in front of the Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (30) at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Sabres 4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Preseason Game #2: Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres

The Carolina Hurricanes begin their three-game road streak against the Buffalo Sabres tonight at 7 p.m. ET. The game can be listened again on 99.9 FM The Fan or by visiting this link. It will not be televised on any local channels.

Carolina Hurricanes Lineup


Tlusty – J. Staal – Dalpe

Skinner – Welsh – Gerbe

Terry – Dwyer – Dvorak

Ja. Staal – Sutter – Boychuk


Sekera – Faulk

Hainsey – Murphy

Jordan – Bellemore


Khudobin – Will start the games


Buffalo Sabres Lineup

Forwards: Vanek, Hodgson, Ott, Leino, Ennis, Grigorenko, Kaleta, Armia, Adam, Gillies, Tropp, Larsson and Porter

Defensemen: Ehroff, Myers, Pysyk, Tallinder, McNabb, Ristolainen and Zadorov

Goalies: Miller and Hackett

Jordan Staal, Jiri Tlusty, Justin Faulk and Nathan Gerbe will get into their first preseason games, while roster hopeful and camp invite Radek Dvorak will get a chance to show what he can do in a game.

Jeremy Welsh will play his second in a row after scoring a goal in last night’s game against the Blue Jackets. He is competing for the fourth line spot.

A surprising lineup choice for the Canes is having Patrick Dwyer play center. With a number of centers already on the roster, it seems strange that the team would try Dwyer out at center and not wing.

Anton Khdobin will start the game. Mike Murphy, who was sent to the Checkers yesterday, is back with the Canes and will be the backup in tonight’s match.

The Sabres last played on Tuesday, beating the Blue Jackets, 3-1. Buffalo will have a strong lineup against the Hurricanes with Thomas Vanek, Cody Hodgson and Christian Ehroff playing. It’s possible Ryan Miller starts the game.

Check tomorrow’s Hurricanes Report for the game recap.

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