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Game 16: Carolina Hurricanes (5-7-3) vs. New York Islanders (6-6-3)

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What: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders

Where: PNC Arena (Raleigh, North Carolina)

When: 7:00 P.M.

The Canes are coming off of an emotional win as Manny Malhotra scored the game winning goal against Philadelphia in OT. Malhotra suffered a serious eye injury awhile back when he was with Vancouver, but he has fought his way back up to the NHL and has been a breath of fresh air for this Canes team.

As far as the game goes, the Canes can get right back in the playoff picture with a win tonight over the Islanders.

Line Up's

Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin

Nathan Gerbe - Jordan Staal - Tuomo Ruutu

Chris Terry - Riley Nash - Patrick Dwyer

Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Radek Dvorak

Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk

Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore

Jay Harrison - Ryan Murphy

Justin Peters

Mike Murphy

Scratches: Mike Komisarek

Injured: Jeff Skinner (out two weeks), Kevin Westgarth (day-to-day, skated on 11/6), Tim Gleason (day-to-day, skated on 11/6), Joni Pitkanen (season ending IR), Anton Khudobin (out 1.5 weeks, skated 11/6), Cam Ward (out 3 weeks, started off-ice workouts)

Note: Elias Lindholm was sent down to Charlotte yesterday (Muller expects him to be there for about two weeks), he will make his Checkers debut tonight. He is expected to get big minutes.

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