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Canes at Caps - Pre-game Hype

Tonight the Hurricanes find themselves up the road on I-95 to complete a back to back series with the Washington Capitals. The Canes will be looking to improve upon their lackluster showing last night which resulted in a 4-1 beatdown by the Caps.

According to, Carolina's lineup will be as follows-

  • Sutter-Eaves-Bayda

  • Helminen-Bowman-LaCouture

  • Jensen-Chaput-Dwyer

  • Blanchard-Angelidis-Samson

  • Melichar-Kaberle

  • Seidenberg-Flood

  • Conboy-Rodney

Michael Leighton and Daniel Manzato will share time between the pipes.

Things won't be easy for that lineup as Alexander Ovechkin, Mike Green, and several other regulars will be cruising the ice for the Caps. This one could get ugly.

The Capitals website will be live-streaming this game, much like the Hurricanes did last night. For details, check that out here. For more information about the Washington point of view, check out Japer's Rink and On Frozen Blog, two of my favorite places for Caps news.

The injury list for the Hurricanes continues to grow. Of course Justin Williams is out for several months. Anton Babchuk was hurt (leg) during the scrimmage. Tim Gleason was hurt (leg) last night. Tuomo Ruutu has a groin issue, and now Ray Whitney has also joined the walking wounded. (undisclosed) One might say not to worry Caniacs, but training camp is not even a week old.

One glimmer of good news is that Rod Brind'Amour took in some skating this morning at the RBC. Hopefully, he is not rushing things.

How many more Canes will fall victim to injury tonight? We will be watching.