March 9, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Alexander Semin (28) scores a 1st period goal past New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg (1) at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Devils 6-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes: Game #26: vs. New Jersey Devils

The Carolina Hurricanes (10-10-5) will take on the New Jersey Devils (9-11-5) for the second time in three days, this time at home, at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on Fox Sports: Carolinas and on the radio at 99.9 FM The Fan.

Hurricanes Lineup
Tlusty – E. Staal – Ruutu
Gerbe – J. Staal – Dwyer
Skinner – Lindholm – Dvorak
Bowman – Malhotra – Nash
 
Sekera – Faulk
Bellemore – Hainsey
Harrison – Murphy
 
Ward/Peters
 
Scratches: Khudobin, Semin, Gleason (Injured) Westgarth (Suspended) Komisarek (Healthy).
 
Devils Lineup
Zubrus – Zajac – Jagr
Loktionov – Henrique – Ryder
Brunner – Elias – Bernier
Carter – Josefson – Janssen
 
Greene – Zidlicky
Fayne – Gelinas
Merrill – Harrold
 
Brodeur/Schneider
 
Scratches: Clowe, Salvador, Volchenkov (Injured). Adam Larsson (Healthy).

In Wednesday’s game, a three-goal second period led the Hurricanes to a win over the Devils. The team scored twice of off shots from the point and the fourth line outplayed whoever it was out against.

While the second period was all the Canes, the third belonged to the Devils, who scored twice and brought the game within one of tying it. The Hurricanes have to play strong all game. It’s not every contest that they’ll have the safety net of a three-goal lead.

Cam Ward played great in net for the Hurricanes and will likely get the start again. His biggest save came with three minutes left in the game on a stretching glove save on Adam Henrique.

Martin Brodeur didn’t have the strongest game for the Devils and the Canes exploited his weakness of shooting low around his feet and pads. Cory Schneider could be in net this time, so the team will have to take a different approach to beating the goalie.

A recap will be posted after the game.

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