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Projected Lineup: Blue Jackets vs. Hurricanes

Canes off to best start in franchise history

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Less than 24 hours after securing a 5-0-0 record, their best start in franchise history, the Carolina Hurricanes host the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division match-up.

James Reimer, who sports a 2.42 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in his two wins, is the likely starter in net on the second half of this back-to-back set.

GAME PREVIEW

Based on lines used in Friday's game, here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.

Forwards

Svechnikov-Staal-McGinn
Niederreiter-Aho-Teravainen
Dzingel-Haula-Necas
Foegele-Wallmark-Gauthier

Defense

Slavin-Hamilton
Edmundson-Pesce
Gardiner-Fleury

Goalies

Reimer
Mrazek

Scratches: Martinook (core muscle), van Riemsdyk (shoulder)

Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.

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