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Prospects Showcase Preview: Hurricanes vs. Lightning

Canes prospects eye improvement vs. Tampa Bay

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

NASHVILLE - The second game of the 2019 NHL Prospects Showcase pits the Carolina Hurricanes against the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5 p.m. ET Sunday puck drop.

The Hurricanes will be looking for a more competitive match after being walloped 10-3 by the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

"We've got to clean up some things," head coach Ryan Warsofsky said after the Showcase opener. "We're going to dive into the video and try to teach these kids. Some of these kids haven't been taught the right way to play pro hockey. It takes some time. They're young, and we're probably the youngest team in this tournament, so we're going to have to break down the video and show them things in the right way."

GAME 1 RECAP | SHOWCASE PRIMER | ROSTER (PDF)

The Hurricanes will make a few tweaks to their lineup heading into the second game. Luke Henman and Jamieson Rees will swap positions, with Henman sliding to the left wing and Rees centering the third line.

Jake Bean and Chase Priskie will be split up on the back end, with Bean pairing with Showcase invite Kaleb Bulych and Priskie alongside 2018 draft choice Jesper Sellgren.

Showcase invite Samuel Harvey will get the nod in net.

"The invites, this is a chance for them to make a name for themselves," Warsofsky said. "Whether it's us or one of the other National Hockey League teams, this is a time where you don't want to look back in five or seven years and be like, 'Man, I didn't get a chance,' because this is your chance. There's tons of opportunity. Guys are going to play, and we want to see some guys make a name for themselves."

Hurricanes Lineup

Kuokkanen-Luostarinen-Murray
Henman-Suzuki-Pritchard
Hutcheson-Rees-Kielly
Crossman-Topping-Lang

Bean-Bulych
Sellgren-Priskie
Hoefenmayer-Pelletier

Harvey
Helvig

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