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Jeff Gross

Carolina Hurricanes v Los Angeles Kings

Time: 1:00 PM

TV: Fox Sports West

Enemy reading: Shutdown Line & Canes Country

Canes (projected) lineup:

Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Elias Lindholm
Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Tuomo Ruutu
Drayson Bowman - Riley Nash - Radek Dvorak
Nathan Gerbe - Manny Malhotra - Patrick Dwyer

Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey - John-Michael Liles
Jay Harrison - Brett Bellemore
Mike Komisarek

Anton Khudobin
Cam Ward

Kings (projected) lineup:

Toffoli-Kopitar-Williams
Nolan-Richards-Carter
King-Stoll-Brown
Clifford-Vey-Lewis

Muzzin-Doughty
Regehr-Voynov
Mitchell-Martinez

Quick

Game Notes

  • No idea if Sutter stays with the same lines from the Calgary game. Jordan Nolan's presence on the second line didn't seem to mesh and despite the victory I'd be a bit surprised to see him back on that unit.
  • My gut feel is that we see Brown moved back to LW on on the 2nd line.That again would leave the 3rd line barren from a depth scoring perspective.
  • As Canes Country noted in their preview, Alexander Semin left Thursday's game with an apparent lower-body injury and is likely out today. With the Canes out of Semin, they'll insert rookie Elias Lindholm on the first line. For background on Lindholm, check-out Shutdown Line's Top 25 under 25 profile of him.
  • Charts:
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