The Carolina Hurricanes (24-20-9) will return to the ice in Raleigh tonight to take on one of the top teams from the Western Conference in the St. Louis Blues (36-11-5) at 7 ET. The game will be televised on Fox Sports: Carolinas and broadcasted on the radio at 99.9 FM The Fan.
This will be the second meeting between the two teams. On Nov. 16, the Blues beat the Canes, 4-2.Hurricanes’ Lineup: Jiri Tlusty – Eric Staal – Alexander Semin Jeff Skinner – Jordan Staal – Elias Lindholm Nathan Gerbe- Manny Malhotra – Radek Dvorak Drayson Bowman – Riley Nash – Tuomo Ruutu Andrej Sekera – Justin Faulk John-Michael Liles – Ron Hainsey Jay Harrison – Mike Komisarek Anton Khudobin/Justin Peters Possible Scratches: Patrick Dwyer (Injured – Could Play). Brett Bellemore (Healthy). Blues’ Lineup: Alexander Steen – David Backes – Jaden Schwartz Magnus Paajarvi – Patrick Berglund – T.J. Oshie Vladimir Sobotka – Derek Roy – Vladimir Tarasenko Brendan Morrow – Maxim Lapierre – Chris Stewart Alex Pietrangelo – Jay Bouwmeester Kevin Shattenkirk – Barret Jackman Roman Polak – Ian Cole Jaroslav Halak/Brian Elliot Possible Scratches: None.
Hurricanes’ Outlook: The Canes’ last game did not go as the team would have liked as it couldn’t find an answer for Carey Price in net and fell by a 3-0 score to the Montreal Canadiens. The loss ended a four-game winning streak.
But the Hurricanes have had two days off to improve and rest after a busy schedule, so hopefully the team used the time wisely.
Blues’ Outlook: The Blues are having another typically strong season for them. They are currently second in the Central Division, trailing the Chicago Blackhawks by only two points.
The team is coming in with a three-game winning streak including a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils in their last game on Monday night. The Blues have had as long of a rest as the Canes, so neither team should have an advantage in that department.
Alexander Steen leads the balanced team with 45 points. T.J. Oshie trails him with 43 points.
Either Jaroslav Halak or Brian Elliot will be in net and both give the Blues a chance to win every night.
A recap will be posted after the game.
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