PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 19: Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins attempts a poke check on Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the shootout on November 19 2010 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh defeated Carolina 5-4 in a shootout. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
The Carolina Hurricanes, (23-18-6) are visiting the new rink of the Pittsburgh Penguins, (29-15-4) again tonight and will try to extend their one game winning streak. The Penguins are without the services of superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but Jordan Staal has returned to action and of course goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is always capable of stealing a game.
Cam Ward will be in goal for the Canes.
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The rest of the lineup for Carolina will be the same as it was for the Rangers game on Thursday night.
- Staal, Samsonov, Cole
- Ruutu, Skinner, LaRose
- Sutter, Dwyer, Jokinen
- Carter, Tlusty, Bodie
- Gleason, Corvo
- Pitkanen, McBain
- Harrison, White
The Hurricanes are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games while the Penguins are 4-4-2. The Canes have also earned points in 15 of their last 21 games, (12-6-3).
Carolina is 0-1-1 in the two previous meetings against Pittsburgh this season. The team lost 3-0 at home on October 30, and lost in a shootout, 5-4 in Pittsburgh on November 19.
Even though Pittsburgh is without Crosby and Malkin, the Hurricanes can not afford to take this game lightly. The game will be televised locally by FS Carolinas starting at 7.
Here is some video of Dan Bylsma talking about the game tonight.
Game-Day: Dan Bylsma (1/22/11) Video - NHL VideoCenter - Pittsburgh Penguins
Game-Day: Dan Bylsma (1/22/11) - Head Coach Dan Bylsma talks to reporters before tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.