DENVER - It's a battle of two natural forces, as the Carolina Hurricanes meet up with the Colorado Avalanche.
Petr Mrazek is expected to tend to the crease for the Canes, who are facing off against their third consecutive Western Conference opponent prior to finishing the season with an Eastern Conference-heavy schedule.
Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.
de Haan-van Riemsdyk
Scratches: Ferland (upper body)
Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.