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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Lines and Rosters

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The two teams face-off tonight for the third of four times this season, here’s how they’ll line up.

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

All is not well with the Carolina Hurricanes. A four game winless skid has thrown them to the depths of the Eastern Conference, and so changes must be made. The lines from this morning’s skate feature some combinations and placements we haven’t seen before/in a while, but perhaps the novelty will spark a crucial performance to salvage a bit of this homestand.

Carolina Hurricanes Lines

(per Michael Smith)

Sebastian AhoVictor Rask—Elias Lindholm
Joakim Nordstrom—Jordan Staal—Brock McGinn
Jeff Skinner—Teuvo Teravainen—Lee Stempniak
Phil Di Giuseppe—Derek Ryan—Viktor Stalberg

Jaccob Slavin—Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey—Brett Pesce
Noah HanifinMatt Tennyson

Cam Ward
Eddie Lack

Scratches/Injuries: Jay McClement, Ryan Murphy, Klas Dahlbeck, Bryan Bickell


Pittsburgh comes into tonight looking to end a skid of their own, having lost their last two the Blue Jackets and Red Wings. Notably missing from their ranks due to illness will be Nick Bonino, who has been a coaches depth scoring dream since joining the Pens.

Pittsburgh Penguins Lines

(per @PensInsideScoop)

Chris KunitzSidney CrosbyJake Guentzel
Carl HagelinEvgeni MalkinPhil Kessel
Scott WilsonMatt CullenPatric Hornqvist
Tom KuhnhacklCarter RowneyEric Fehr

Brian DumoulinKris Letang
Trevor DaleySteve Oleksy
Ian ColeChad Ruhwedel/Brendan Gaunce

Matt Murray
Marc-Andre Fleury