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1/13 Game Thread: Canes v. Blue Jackets Puck Drop 7:00PM


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https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/projected-lineup-canes-versus-blue-jackets/c-329732692

RALEIGH, NC. - The Carolina Hurricanes will be without at least two lineup regulars tonight as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets at PNC Arena.

Defenseman Jaccob Slavin (COVID-19 Protocol) and goaltender Antti Raanta (upper-body injury) both will not be available this evening. For Slavin, he will miss at least tonight and Saturday against Vancouver. Brendan Smith is slated to play on defense in the available spot. Ethan Bear is expected to play in Slavin's spot on the second power play unit. Raanta's situation is a bit more uncertain, as earlier this week General Manager Don Waddell announced that the goaltender isn't day-to-day but also isn't long-term.

Additionally, in terms of netminders, Alex Lyon, who did practice Wednesday with the team, was not on the ice with the team at morning skate. That means Jack LaFontaine will back up Frederik Andersen tonight. LaFontaine will wear #80, becoming just the second member in team history to wear it. The other one? Shady 80, Kevin Weekes, who will be in the house tonight as a part of the ESPN+ practice.

Forwards:

Teravainen - Aho - Jarvis

Svechnikov - Trocheck - Fast

Niederreiter - Staal - Necas

Lorentz - Kotkaniemi - Stepan

Defensemen:

Skjei - DeAngelo

Cole - Pesce

Smith - Bear

Starting Goalie:

Andersen

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Of note: KK is back at center on the 4th line (net front, baby!)- I think he's much better in the middle.

Necas seems to be stuck with Nino and Staal, which only serves to slow his game down and, with his speed, Marty isn't nearly as effective having to pump the brakes because his line-mates can't keep up.

Also, anyone here think the Blue Jackets aren't going to get physical tonight after the 7-goal scoring tsunami from New Years Day? If there's one thing to be relieved about- John Tortorella is no longer the HC in Columbus, otherwise he'd have someone drop the gloves on the opening face-off. 

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Also, for anyone interested in going in the game, Lane & Associates (official dentist of the Canes) has a link available online to buy some wildly discounted tickets. $45 for club/lower level and $20 for upper deck.

https://hurricanes.spinzo.com/carolina-hurricanes-partner-appreciation-game-2022-01-13-NHMYG?group=corporate-partner-offer-7nw2

Pack the house!

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