Mar 7, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Eric Staal (12) shot is stopped by New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the 2nd period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes: Game #65 Vs. New York Rangers


Mar 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Red Wings 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Less than a week after losing in catastrophic fashion to the New York Rangers (35-26-4), the Carolina Hurricanes (27-28-9) will look for a better outing against the same team tonight at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on Fox Sports: Carolinas and broadcasted on the radio at 99.9 FM The Fan.

Hurricanes Lineup
Jiri Tlusty – Eric Staal – Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner – Jordan Staal – Tuomo Ruutu
Nathan Gerbe- Manny Malhotra – Elias Lindholm
Drayson Bowman – Andrei Loktionov – Patrick Dwyer
 
Andrej Sekera – Ron Hainsey
Brett Bellemore – Jay Harrison
Ryan Murphy – Mike Komisarek/Michal Jordan
 
Cam Ward/Anton Khuboin
Possible Scratches: Justin Faulk and John-Michael Liles (Injured). Radek Dvorak, Riley Nash, Mike Komisarek/Michal Jordan and Justin Peters (Healthy).
 
Rangers’ Lineup
Chris Kreider – Derek Stepan – Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin – Brad Richards – Martin St. Louis
Benoit Pouliot – Derick Brassard – Mats Zuccarello
Daniel Carcillo – Brian Boyle – Dominic Moore
 
Ryan McDonagh – Dan Girardi
Anton Stralman – Marc Staal
John Moore – Kevin Klein
 
Henrik Lundqvist
[Cam Talbot]
Injuries: Derek Dorsett (Healthy).

Hurricanes’ Outlook

The Hurricanes looked much better the day after the four-goal deficit the team had in the third period against the Rangers last Friday. They were able to turn the table and actually make a comeback, but could not earn any points.

The Canes recalled Michal Jordan yesterday, although the reason was not too clear. John-Michael Liles and Justin Faulk missed yesterday’s practice because of injuries, but the team still has six healthy defensemen. Either way, Jordan may get his first NHL game of the season.

Eric Staal also did not practice due to a sickness and may not play tonight.

Cam Ward came in relief for Anton Khudobin against the Devils, and played a much better game than the Kazakhstan native and will likely get the start tonight.

Rangers Outlook

The Rangers played one game, against the Detroit Red Wings, since they made the impressive comeback against the Hurricanes on Friday. Against the Wings, the team won 3-0 and played a full 60 minutes against Detroit.

New York is attempting to push into the playoffs after a strong first four months of the season. While the team had a strong start, it hasn’t solidified as a playoff team just yet.

However, the Rangers are now second in the Metropolitan with 74 points, after leapfrogging the Philadelphia Flyers by one point.

Henrik Lundqvist will likely be in net tonight.

A recap will be posted after the game.

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  • Greenbaum

    Wes, you have Rutuu in the Hurricane’s line up. Is he “on loan” from the Rangers for tonight’s game?