RALEIGH - Carter Hutton will start in goal tonight when the Blues meet the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena (6:30 p.m., FSMW, FSGO, KMOX).
Hutton has been lights out on the road, going 10-2-0 with a 1.44 goals-against average, a .952 save-percentage and four shutouts over his last 12 starts on the road.
"I just compete. I'm like a broken record," Hutton said Friday. "Whenever I get a chance to play, I compete. I try to work hard in practice so when I do play, I'm ready for it. The way things have gone, all my starts have been on the road. I've played a lot of games in my career on the road, so I'm used to it."
Carl Gunnarsson will return to the lineup tonight after missing Wednesday's game for the birth of his daughter. Gunnarsson will be paired with Colton Parayko.
Here is the projected lineup for tonight based on the morning skate:
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexander Steen - Paul Stastny - Vladimir Sobotka
Magnus Paajarvi - Oskar Sundqvist - Beau Bennett
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Chris Thorburn
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson - Colton Parayko
Robert Bortuzzo - Vince Dunn