Carolina Hurricanes at Minnesota Wild
October 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Xcel Energy Center - Saint Paul, Minnesota
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- After kicking off their preseason slate with consecutive wins, the Hurricanes fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime on Friday. A late goal from Jeff Skinner broke Andrei Vasilevskiy’s shutout and forced overtime, but a breakaway goal just over a minute into the extra frame from Ondrej Palat gave the ‘Bolts a 2-1 victory.
- Fresh off of helping Canada win a World Cup of Hockey championship, ‘Canes bench boss Bill Peters took part in his first training camp practice on Saturday morning. He got back just in time on Friday to watch the game from a suite at the PNC Arena. "I liked a lot of the things I saw, both individually from players and collectively as a group," Peters said of Carolina’s performance against the Lightning. Things will continue to get back to normal for the Hurricanes as Peters will be behind the bench for the team’s outing in Minnesota on Sunday.
- The Hurricanes are going to be prepared for a rough three games in four nights stretch. The club will bring 46 players on the trip, a big number considering that we are now north of a week into training camp. The big club will be without Daniel Altshuller, Josh Wesley, Clark Bishop, Erik Karlsson and Kyle Hagel, all of whom were sent back to the Checkers ahead of the start of their training camp on Monday.
- Bill Peters did say on Saturday that the reason behind Carolina’s still very lengthy training camp roster is because of the upcoming road trip, so expect a wide variance of lineups for the Hurricanes through Wednesday night’s game against the Sabres in Raleigh. We will likely see a more dramatic roster cut following this week’s action.
- After winning their preseason opener against the Buffalo Sabres, the Wild have found themselves on the wrong side of consecutive 4-1 scores. They are 1-2-0 in preseason play.
- A pair of former ‘Canes are on Minnesota’s camp roster, longtime captain and franchise centerman Eric Staal and 2008 second round draft pick Zac Dalpe. Dalpe, 26, skated in 41 games with Carolina over three seasons from 2010 to 2013.
- Sunday’s game will be broadcasted via the FoxSportsGo app in the Minnesota Wild viewing area. You can listen to the game locally, called by Chuck Kaiton, at WRALSportsFan.com or on the mobile app.
Hurricanes (per twitter from morning skate)
Valentin Zykov – Andrew Poturalski – Sergey Tolchinsky
Joakim Nordstrom – Andrej Nestrasil – Bryan Bickell
Brock McGinn – Derek Ryan – Phil Di Giuseppe
Raffi Torres – Jay McClement – Viktor Stalberg
Jaccob Slavin – Ryan Murphy
Noah Hanifin – Matt Tennyson
Jake Chelios - Roland McKeown
Wild (per team website)
Zach Parise – Eric Staal – Charlie Coyle
Chris Stewart-Mikko Koivu-Mikael Granlund
Jason Zucker - Joel Eriksson Ek-Jason Pominville/Alex Tuch
Ryan Carter - Zac Dalpe - Jordan Schroeder
Ryan Suter - Jared Surgeon
Jonas Brodin - Christian Folin
Mike Reilly - Matt Dumba