Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals: Game Preview and Lineups

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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

7:00 pm (ET), Friday, February 27, 2015

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

TV – Fox Sports Carolinas

Radio – 99.9 FM The Fan

Carolina Hurricanes Projected Lineup

Forwards

Eric StaalJordan StaalAlexander Semin

Jeff SkinnerRiley NashElias Lindholm

Nathan GerbeVictor RaskAndrej Nestrasil

Brad MaloneJay McClementPatrick Dwyer

Defense

Ron HainseyJustin Faulk

John-Michael LilesBrett Bellemore

Tim GleasonMichal Jordan

Goalies

Anton Khudobin

Cam Ward

Injuries and Scratches: Ryan Murphy (IR/Lower-Body), Chris Terry (Healthy)

Washington Capitals Projected Lineup

Forwards

Alex OvechkinNicklas BackstromAndre Burakovsky

Marcus JohanssonEvgeny KuznetsovTroy Brouwer

Brooks LaichEric FehrJoel Ward

Jason ChimeraMichael LattaTom Wilson

Defense

Brooks OrpikJohn Carlson

Karl AlznerMatt Niskanen

Cameron SchillingMike Green

Goalies

Braden Holtby

Justin Peters

Injuries and Scratches: Dmitry Orlov (IR/Wrist), John Erskine (IR/Neck)

Preview

The new look Carolina Hurricanes return to PNC Arena ice three days after a big 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers to take on the visiting Washington Capitals.

The Carolina Hurricanes traded Andrej Sekera to the Los Angeles Kings and Jiri Tlusty to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday afternoon.

With the absence of Sekera and Tlusty, more players will get opportunities to play. There will be no healthy scratches on defense tonight, and both Nestrasil and Dwyer will crack the lineup tonight. Terry will be a healthy scratch, but he will look to get in there in the near future.

Ron Hainsey will man the top defensive pairing with Justin Faulk now that Sekera is gone.

Alexander Semin has showed up over the past couple games, tallying points in 2 straight games and 2 assists against the Flyers on Tuesday.

The Capitals have taken each of the first 2 games this season between the 2 teams, with wins on December 4 and November 8.

Both teams are above .500 over their past 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are 5-4-1 in their last 10, and the Washington Capitals are 6-4-0 in that same span.