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Game 3 Projected Lineup: Islanders vs. Hurricanes

McElhinney to become oldest goaltender in NHL history to make first career postseason start

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

After a pair of wins in Brooklyn, the Carolina Hurricanes hold a 2-0 Second Round series lead against the New York Islanders, the first time in franchise history the team has won each of the first two games of a playoff series while on the road.

Curtis McElhinney, at 35 years and 343 days old, is set to become the oldest goaltender to make his first career postseason start, while head coach Rod Brind'Amour said he's hopeful that Andrei Svechnikov (concussion protocol) and Jordan Martinook (lower body) can draw into the lineup.

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

Forwards

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

Defense

Slavin-Hamilton
Pesce-Faulk
Fleury-de Haan

Goalies

McElhinney
Nedeljkovic

Scratches: Bean (healthy), Bishop (healthy), Ferland (upper body), Maenalenen (upper body), Mrazek (lower body), van Riemsdyk (upper body)

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

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