After opening their six-game preseason slate in Washington on Monday, the Carolina Hurricanes are in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins tonight.
The Hurricanes were bested by the Caps 2-0 on Monday night, but goaltender Eddie Lack was perfect in his debut, stopping all 22 shots he faced in the first two periods of the game. In the second period alone, Lack turned away 18 shots. In a scheduling goaltending swap, Drew MacIntyre manned the crease in the third period, and Tom Wilson and Derek Roy tallied for the Capitals to put them over the top.
Tonight, another Metropolitan Division foe in Pittsburgh lines up against the Hurricanes, who will ice a completely different lineup from a night ago.
Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm highlight the Canes’ forward groupings, while Joakim Nordstrom will make his Hurricanes debut in the middle between Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry.
“He’s real quick. Intelligent player. Very good, strong and powerful skater. Long, lean body. Looks like he knows what he’s doing out there,” head coach Bill Peters said of Nordstrom on Monday. “We’re going to let him make plays and see what he’s all about.”
On defense, Noah Hanifin will make his NHL debut in preseason action, paired on the left side with Justin Faulk.
Cam Ward will get the start in net with Rasmus Tirronen available off the bench.
You can listen to Chuck Kaiton call tonight’s game live on WRALSportsFan.com or through the WRAL Sports Fan mobile app. As per usual, we’ll also have live in-game updates on @Canes_Gameday.
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