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Hurricanes Vs. Blue Jackets Best of Four Series 3/18-3/25


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After seeing their season-long, eight-game winning streak snapped in Detroit, the Carolina Hurricanes return home to begin a new winning streak and open a four-game series against the Columbus Blue Jackets.


The Match-Up

Columbus Blue Jackets (11-12-7, 29 points) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (20-7-1, 41 points)

Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m.

Watch: FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports GO

Listen: 99.9 FM The Fan, Hurricanes.com/Listen, Hurricanes app

The Opposition

Last five games: 1-2-2, 4 points
On the road: 4-7-2, 10 points
CAR vs. CBJ: 2-1-0
Leading scorer: Oliver Bjorkstrand, 23 points (10g, 13a) in 30 games

After securing four of a possible eight points (1-1-2) in a four-game homestand, the Blue Jackets enjoyed a three-day gap in between Sunday's finale and Thursday's game in Raleigh. John Tortorella's team is a middling 11-12-7 on the season and 3-5-2 in the last 10 games. Patrik Laine has recorded seven goals and 12 points in 20 games since being acquired by Columbus earlier in the season.

https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/projected-lineup-columbus-blue-jackets-carolina-hurricanes/c-322642816

Forwards

Niederreiter-Aho-Necas
Svechnikov-Staal-Fast
McGinn-Martinook-Foegele
Paquette-Geekie-Lorentz

Defensemen

Slavin-Hamilton
Skjei-Pesce
Fleury-Bean

Goalies

Nedeljkovic
Reimer

Injuries: Mrazek (right thumb), Teravainen (concussion symptoms; injured reserve), Trocheck (upper body)

Taxi squad: Gardiner, Keane, McCormick, Warm

Ned gets the start, no Tro though. Only update i've seen on our injured crew.

 

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