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Projected lines for Hurricanes, Rangers

Friday, 11.11.2011 / 12:55 PM

By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer / At the Rink blog

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Projected lines for Hurricanes, Rangers
NEW YORK -- The Carolina Hurricanes shook up their lines at practice Thursday in the hopes of finding something that would end their three-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the New York Rangers have one sure thing line with Derek Stepan centering Marian Gaborik and Artem Anisimov, but coach John Tortorella was constantly shuffling his lines during Wednesday's win in Ottawa.

This is likely what the lines for each team will look like when the game starts Friday:

HURRICANES

Alexei Ponikarovsky - Eric Staal - Zach Boychuk
Tuomo Ruutu - Jeff Skinner - Jussi Jokinen
Jiri Tlusty - Brandon Sutter - Chad LaRose
Zac Dalpe - Tim Brent - Anthony Stewart

Joni Pitkanen - Jamie McBain
Bryan Allen - Tim Gleason
Tomas Kaberle - Jay Harrison

Cam Ward
Brian Boucher

RANGERS
Artem Anisimov - Derek Stepan - Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky - Brad Richards - Brandon Prust
Ruslan Fedotenko - Brian Boyle - Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery - Erik Christensen - Andre Deveaux

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto - Michael Sauer
Jeff Woywitka - Steve Eminger

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron
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