Cam Ward is on injured reserve as is Anton Khudobin, so the Carolina Hurricanes will look to Justin Peters and Mike Murphy to handle their goaltending as they take on the Colorado Avs tonight at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
The Avs are off to a franchise best starting record under the fiery coaching of Patrick Roy and the new coach has some top end talent to work with.
The team is led by Matt Duchene, (9 points), P.A. Parenteau, (7 points), and rookie Nathan MacKinnon, (7 points). Look for former Capital Semyon Varlamov to start in net. Varlamov is 3-0-3 lifetime against the Canes.
According to Mile High Hockey, the following lines will most likely start for the home team: