CALGARY -- Carolina Hurricanes
coach Kirk Muller
will continue with a lineup of 11 forwards and seven defensemen as he searches for his first win since taking over as coach.
Muller, who is 0-3-0 since replacing Paul Maurice
, will have one new face in the lineup tonight. Goaltender Mike Murphy
was called up on an emergency basis from AHL Charlotte to replace Brian Boucher
, who suffered a lower-body injury in practice yesterday.
It's one face Muller will be familiar with.
"He's a Kingston (Ont.) kid, so I’ve known Murph since he was a kid," Muller said, himself a Kingston native. "One of the kids I know the most is coming up. I got a break there."
Muller hasn't gotten a break since joining Carolina. The team has lost five consecutive games as Muller looks to instill a new identity in the club, one of teamwork.
"I don't care if you're minus-15, I don't care if you have 1 goal, let's look at today and see how we can be better," Muller said. "Let's just do it together. No one has to be Superman. It's strength in numbers. Let's get out of this together. Let's just come tonight and have fun and play hard and let's see where we're at. We've been doing that for three games, so we just have to keep getting them to believe in it."
We had the likely Flames lineup earlier
. Here's what the Hurricanes lineup likely will look like:
- Eric Staal
- Tuomo Ruutu
- Jussi Jokinen
- Chad LaRose
- Brandon Sutter
- Patrick Dwyer
- Anthony Stewart
- Derek Joslin
- Justin Faulk
- Tomas Kaberle
will start in goal, with Mike Murphy
to serve as the backup.
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