Carolina Hurricanes at Vancouver Canucks
October 16th, 2016 - 10:00pm Eastern
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Fox Sports Carolinas | 99.9 The Fan
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- The Carolina Hurricanes are 0-0-1 on the season and are coming off of a late game collapse against the Winnipeg Jets. The Canes led the game 4-1 with 15:00 remaining with a full powerplay but gave up four straight goals in an overtime loss.
- Bill Peters will be sticking with the same lineup as the previous game. "For 45 minutes we liked our team," he said. "We just made a couple of mistakes down the stretch."
- Lee Stempniak and Jeff Skinner both registered a goal and an assist against the Jets and jumped out to an early team points lead.
- Jakub Nakladal joined his new team for practice yesterday after being delayed by immigration/visa issues (update: the Canes have officially activated Nakladal from non-roster status this morning). He is not expected to be in tonight’s lineup.
- Bill Peters announced Saturday that Eddie Lack will be starting in net on Sunday. Peters cited that Lack will be starting against his old team as motivation for the goaltender. "There should be some extra motivation there. You need to control the emotion and use it properly."
- This game is the second of the six road games to start the season. After this game the Canes still face the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers, and the Detroit Red Wings before returning to the PNC Arena.
- The Canes are catching the Canucks on the back half of back-to-back games. A late goal by Daniel Sedin forced overtime, and former Hurricane Brandon Sutter scored the lone goal in the shootout to give the Canucks a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames Saturday night.
- The Canucks have been a bogey team for the Hurricanes, who have lost six straight games in the series and haven't won a game in Vancouver in 17 years plus one day: October 15, 1999 was the last time the Canes tasted victory at Rogers Arena (née GM Place). They're 0-6-2 in Vancouver since then.
- Within Reach - Elias LIndholm is one point away from recording 100 NHL career points.
- The power play unit is looking to build off of their success on Thursday night. In the season opener the power play went 2-4 and will look to continue their solid play.
- Last season the Canes were 0-1-1 against the Canucks, losing both games by identical 3-2 scores. In the Canes’ sole trip to Rogers Arena last season, Bo Horvat scored on the power play with just over a minute left to give the Canucks the first win of what would become a season sweep nine days later in Raleigh.