The Carolina Hurricanes will look for their first prseason win in their game tonight against the Montreal Canadiens in Quebec City at 7:30 p.m. ET. Again there will be no local television broadcast, but the game can be listened to on 99.9 FM The Fan or by this link.
This is the first game of a double game series that the two teams will play at a neutral arena in Quebec City. The Canes will be the “home” team tonight and the away team tomorrow night.
The Hurricanes have not announced their lineup yet, but expect Cam Ward in net. Coach Kirk Muller plans on giving Ward four starts this preseason and with yesterday off, he should be ready for another game.
As for the forwards and defensemen, we should see a similar lineup to the first game against the Blue Jackets. Tuomo Ruutu and Elias Lindholm have yet to play a game, so maybe we’ll see them in action.
Collberg – Desharnais – Pacioretty
Prust – Galchenyuk – Thomas
Bournival – Holland – McCarron
Tarnasky – Dumont – Blunden
Gorges – Subban
Tinordi – Pateryn
Dietz – Nygren
The Canadiens are playing a more usual preseason lineup with a few NHL regulars with roster candidates and prospects mixed in.
The game recap can be found in tomorrow’s Hurricanes Report.