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Preseason Game No. 3 - Thrashers at Canes, Live Game Thread

The Hurricanes huddle up while getting guidance from head coach Paul Maurice. (photo by LTD)

The Atlanta Thrashers are in town to take on the Carolina Hurricanes in another practice game for both teams.  The Canes are still looking for their first win of the exhibition season and will want some revenge for the 4-2 loss handed to them in Atlanta on Monday night. 

The Thrashers will be playing several "bubble" players tonight.  You will not see Ilya Kovalchuk, Bryan Little, Nik Antropov, and several other starters.  Try-out Manny Legace will be playing goal.

The Canes on the other hand, will probably be starting their opening night lineup. (except for still recuperating Joni Pitkanen).

These are the expected lines for Carolina:

  • Staal-Cole-Whitney
  • Cullen-Jokinen-Ruutu
  • Brind'Amour-LaRose-Samsonov
  • Yelle-Kostopoulos-Walker
  • Gleason-Corvo
  • Ward-Harrison
  • Wallin-Alberts

Cam Ward will be in net.

The home team should not take the visitors too lightly though, even if the big guns stayed home for Atlanta.  These bubble players are fighting for a spot in the NHL.  They won't go down without a fight.

Game time is at 7 and I am not aware of any online streaming.  The live game thread is open for business once again and Cory and I will be at the game providing "color" commentary throughout.