The Carolina Hurricanes return home for a game before departing for their second five-game road trip of the season.
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Because of the early evening faceoff, the Hurricanes will again not hold a morning skate, but check back here throughout the day for any and all news and updates.
BEFORE THE FACEOFF
Amber Jaye sets the table for today's game!
CANES ROLL WITH SAME LINEUP
The Carolina Hurricanes will ice the same lineup from a day ago tonight against the San Jose Sharks with Anton Khudobin in net, according to head coach Bill Peters.
Alexander Semin (upper body) and Jay Harrison (lower body) remain out of the lineup.
CANES AND SHARKS CLASH IN CROSS-CONFERENCE MATCH-UP
Neither the Carolina Hurricanes nor the San Jose Sharks got the result they were looking for on Saturday, as both teams fell by a score of 2-1, the Canes to the Boston Bruins and the Sharks to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Now, the two cross-conference opponents will meet up in a Sunday evening match-up at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes have won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams and five of the last six in Raleigh.
The Canes squandered a strong start in Boston on Saturday afternoon, surrendering two goals to the Bruins in the last six minutes of the period – and that proved to be the difference.
“We started on time for sure,” head coach Bill Peters said after the game. “But for whatever reason, we didn’t have 60 (minutes).”
“Tonight we were the recipient of an unlucky first goal, and that’s too bad. We really came out flying. We talked about getting off to a good start, and I thought we did,” Cam Ward said. “We deserved a better fate coming out of the first period, so that was unfortunate. It’s tough to walk away with nothing to show for it.”
Sunday’s game will mark the Canes’ sixth game at home in the first 16 days of November; in the second half of the month, Carolina will log just one home game: Saturday, Nov. 29 against Pittsburgh, as a five-game road trip will take the Canes through Dallas, Los Angeles, Colorado, Florida and Pittsburgh.
Meanwhile, the Sharks come to town for the sixth game in a seven-game road trip; they are 2-3-0 on their road swing thus far, having lost three of their last four.
Anton Khudobin will get his first start in net at home this season. He is 1-0-0 with a 1.88 goals-against average against San Jose in his career.
Forward Alexander Semin (upper body) and defenseman Jay Harrison (lower body) did not dress for the Hurricanes on Saturday. Both are considered day-to-day at this point.
NOTES: Elias Lindholm has five points (2g, 3a) in two career games against San Jose. … Jiri Tlusty scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season on Saturday in Boston. He ranks tied for third on the team in points with nine. … With an assist on Tlusty’s goal, Eric Staal is now four points shy of 700 in his career.