The Carolina Hurricanes (14-14-7) will take on ex-Southeast Division rival, the Tampa Bay Lightning (21-11-3) tonight at 7 ET. The game will be televised on Fox Sports: Carolinas and broadcasted on the radio at 99.9 FM The Fan.Hurricanes Lineup Jeff Skinner – Eric Staal – Tuomo Ruutu Nathan Gerbe – Jordan Staal – Alexander Semin Jiri Tlusty – Riley Nash – Patrick Dwyer Drayson Bowman – Manny Malhotra – Radek Dvorak Justin Faulk – Andrej Sekera Brett Bellemore – Ron Hainsey Jay Harrison – Tim Gleason Cam Ward/Justin Peters Scratches: Anton Khudobin (Injured). Ryan Murphy, Mike Komisarek and Kevin Westgarth (Healthy). Lightning Lineup Ondrej Palat – Tyler Johnson – Martin St. Louis Alex Killorn – Valtteri Filppula – Teddy Purcell J.T. Brown – Nate Thompson – Nikita Kucherov Richard Panik – B.J. Crombeen – Jean-Phillippe Cote Victor Hedman – Sami Salo Radko Gudas – Matt Carle Andrej Sustr – Eric Brewer Ben Bishop/Anders Lindback Scratches: Tom Pyatt, Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone, Brian Lee, Keith Aulie (Injured).
The team is likely to be tired even with the five-day break before this stretch of two games in two nights. The Canes had to fly to Florida after the game, which is never an easy thing to do.
Lightning Outlook: On paper, this looks like a weak Lightning team, but the team has proved that that is the farthest thing from the truth with an impressive 21 wins.
Free agent-signee Valtteri Filppula has also played strong with 24 points in 35 games.
A recap will be posted after the game.