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.
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.