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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders at Hurricanes

Projected lines ahead of Thursday's Islanders-Hurricanes game

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Morning Skate: Isles in Carolina

Morning Skate: Islanders at Hurricanes

The Islanders weigh in on their playoff push ahead of their game against the Hurricanes

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The New York Islanders take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night at 7 p.m. (MSG+2, AM970 - The Answer, 88.7FM - WRHU, 103.9FM - LI News) Click here for the Game Preview.

The Lineup: 

The Islanders are going with the same lineup from Tuesday's win. That means Jaroslav Halak will start in goal and Thomas Hickey will play left wing with Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey. 

 

ISLANDERS PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
ANDERS LEE ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER JOSH HO-SANG
ANDREW LADD ALAN QUINE JASON CHIMERA
THOMAS HICKEY BROCK NELSON JOSH BAILEY
STEPHEN GIONTA CONNOR JONES CAL CLUTTERBUCK
DEFENSE
LEFT RIGHT
NICK LEDDY JOHNNY BOYCHUK
CALVIN DE HAAN DENNIS SEIDENBERG
ADAM PELECH SCOTT MAYFIELD

 

Hot Halak: 

The Islanders are riding the hot goalie, as Jaroslav Halak - who has won three straight games - makes his fourth straight start. Halak is 4-1-0 since being recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers with a 1.82 GAA and 93.9 save percentage in those five games.

 

HURRICANES PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
SEBASTIAN AHO JORDAN STAAL ELIAS LINDHOLM
JOAKIM NORDSTROM VICTOR RASK TEUVO TERAVAINEN
JEFF SKINNER DEREK RYAN LEE STEMPNIAK
BRYAN BICKELL ANDREW POTURALSKI BROCK MCGINN
DEFENSE
LEFT RIGHT
JACCOB SLAVIN BRETT PESCE
NOAH HANIFIN JUSTIN FAULK
KLAS DAHLBECK MATT TENNYSON

 

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