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Game 1 Projected Lineup: Hurricanes at Bruins

Martinook, Ferland expected to play

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

BOSTON - With eight playoff wins down and eight to go, the Carolina Hurricanes face off with the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday.

When asked if he was prepared to divulge the team's starting goaltender, head coach Rod Brind'Amour laughed and said, "Not yet." Petr Mrazek suffered a lower-body injury in Game 2 of the Second Round and has practiced with the team this week.

Jordan Martinook, who has been gutting out a lower-body injury, and Micheal Ferland, who has been sidelined for the last eight games with an upper-body injury, are both expected to play in Game 1.

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Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes based on those assumptions and lines used in practice this week.

Forwards

Niederreiter-Staal-Williams
Svechnikov-Aho-Teravainen
Foegele-Wallmark-McGinn
Ferland-McKegg-Martinook

Defense

Slavin-Hamilton
Pesce-Faulk
Fleury-de Haan

Goalies

Mrazek
McElhinney

Scratches: Bean (healthy), Brown (healthy), Maenalenen (upper body), van Riemsdyk (upper body)

Note: Lineup is not official and is subject to change prior to opening faceoff.

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