TORONTO - Playoff hockey. In August. It's time.
The Carolina Hurricanes take on the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, the first game back on the ice since the March pause.
Martin Necas is set to draw into the lineup, while Petr Mrazek gets the nod in net.
GAME 1 PREVIEW
Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.
Scratches: Bean, Bishop, Dzingel, Forsberg, Lorentz, McCormick, McKeown, Nedeljkovic, van Riemsdyk
Unfit to play: Hamilton, Pesce
Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.