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Peters, Lindholm, Hanifin return to Carolina; Calgary seeks ninth win in past 11

by Kurt Dusterberg / Correspondent

FLAMES (33-14-5) at HURRICANES (25-20-6) 

2 p.m. ET; SN360, FS-SE, NHL.TV 


The Game 

Bill Peters returns to Raleigh to coach against his former team when the Calgary Flames visit the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Sunday.

Peters had a 137-138-53 record in four seasons with Carolina before resigning and being named coach of the Flames on April 23.

Forward Elias Lindholm and defenseman Noah Hanifin also will play at Carolina for the first time since they were traded to Calgary for defenseman Dougie Hamilton, forward Micheal Ferland and defenseman prospect Adam Fox on June 23.

The Flames are 8-1-1 in their past 10 games; The Hurricanes are 3-0-1 in their past four games and 10-3-1 in their past 14.   


Players to watch 

Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in his past 13 games.

Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho has seven points (two goals, five assists) in a four-game point streak.


They said it 

"Roddy's a good man. He has a chance to have a great career as a coach, obviously had a great one as a player. He cares deeply about the Hurricanes, which is wonderful. Just be yourself; he knows that. We've had lots of conversations over the four years. He's more than well-prepared and he's got his team playing well." -- Calgary coach Bill Peters on Rod Brind'Amour, who served an assistant under him for four seasons in Carolina


"When I played, I always thought that coaching was overrated. How hard is it? But there's so much more. I learned it from Paul Maurice when he was here, and Kirk Muller and Dave Lewis, but Bill (Peters) took it to another level with attention to detail. That, to me, is really vital. And the amount of work you do to prepare, I don't know that anyone does any more than Bill does. I give him a lot of props because it's definitely helped moving forward here in the transition (to becoming a head coach)." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour on Bill Peters


Flames projected lineup

Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm

Sam Bennett -- Mark Jankowski -- James Neal

Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik

Andrew Mangiapane -- Derek Ryan -- Garnet Hathaway

Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic

Oliver Kylington -- Rasmus Andersson

David Rittich

Mike Smith

Scratched: Austin Czarnik, Dalton Prout, Rinat Valiev

Injured: Michael Stone (blood clot)


Hurricanes projected lineup

Nino Niederreiter -- Sebastian Aho -- Justin Williams

Micheal Ferland -- Lucas Wallmark -- Teuvo Teravainen

Andrei Svechnikov -- Jordan Martinook -- Brock McGinn

Warren Foegele -- Greg McKegg -- Saku Maenalanen

Jaccob Slavin -- Dougie Hamilton

Justin Faulk -- Brett Pesce

Calvin de Haan -- Trevor van Riemsdyk

Petr Mrazek

Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: None

Injured: Jordan Staal (upper body)


Status report

Hamonic left a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Friday with a lower-body injury and did not practice on Saturday. ... Lindholm and Jankowski left practice early Saturday and could be game-time decisions. ... Valiev was recalled from Stockton of the American Hockey League on Saturday. ... Brind'Amour did not name a starting goalie after practice on Saturday.


Stat pack

Monahan has 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in his past 13 games. ... Lindholm has 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in a nine-game point streak. … Niederreiter has five goals in five games with Carolina. ... Slavin has six assists in a four-game assist streak.

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