Playoff hockey is back in Raleigh, and the Carolina Hurricanes, the top seed in the Central Division, host the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the First Round.
After a weeklong layoff, the Canes are healthy again - for the most part. Brock McGinn will draw back in after missing the last 19 games of the season with an upper-body injury. Meanwhile, Jaccob Slavin participated in the morning skate but remains a game-time decision, according to head coach Rod Brind'Amour.
GAME 1 PREVIEW
Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.
Injuries: Paquette (lower body)
Scratches: Bibeau, Gardiner, Geekie, Keane, Lajoie, McCormick, McKeown, Reimer, Ryan, Shore, Suzuki
Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.