There is plenty of news today concerning game two of the best of seven series between the Hurricanes and the Devils. There are also plenty of questions. Will the Canes come out with more jump than they did in game one? Can they even the series and put themselves into the driver's seat coming back to Raleigh?
There is still no update about who will be starting for the Canes in their third and fourth lines tonight. (See "Maurice is tight-lipped" below)
Power to the People! After a plethora of fans complained to the Hurricanes and to the team's flagship network, FS Carolinas has added two HD games to the playoff schedule. The problem? Both games scheduled are home games. Most Hurricanes fans will be watching the games from the RBC, not their HD television sets.
Well, it's better than nothing I guess.
Mike Maniscalco from 99.9 The Fan will be hosting a live web chat from the WRAL sports site starting at 2:30. Look for the link below.
In Lou We Trust: Game Two Preview
Fire and Ice: Minimal Communication between Sutter and son --Devils expect more in game two
Canes Now: Maurice tight-lipped about changes -- Devils Seek Repeat Against Staal Line --Canes add two games to HD
News and Observer: Canes Regroup for Game Two
WRAL- Mike Maniscalco: Canes can crack out erasers tonight -- Live chat -4/16/09 -- Live Chat 4/17/09
Star Ledger: Hurricanes nervous in game 1, expect better in game 2
The Hockey News, (AP)- Canes know they can't have any more no show games
Inside Hockey: Devils and Canes: game two preview
Audio from this morning's skate:
Eric Staal pregame skate 4/17/09
Paul Maurice pregame skate 4/17/09