It’s been a great day so far for the team after this morning’s Walk Ms: Triangle benefit, one which featured Bryan Bickell who was diagnosed with the disease nearly six months ago.
Bickell was also named this year’s Steve Chiasson award winner for determination and dedication. Other team award winners included a pair of anchors. One among the forwards and one among the defense.
Jeff Skinner was named the team MVP. He has scored a team-leading 35 goals on the season, which is a career high for him. It’s the most goals a Hurricane has scored since Eric Staal scored 40 in 2008-09.
Justin Faulk was honored with the Josef Vasicek award for cooperation with the media.
Now, onto how the Carolina Hurricanes will lineup in their home finale.
Sebastian Aho - Jordan Staal - Elias Lindholm
Joakim Nordstrom - Victor Rask - Teuvo Teravainen
Jeff Skinner - Derek Ryan - Lee Stempniak
Sergey Tolchinsky - Brock McGinn - Bryan Bickell
Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin - Justin Faulk
Klas Dahlbeck - Matt Tennyson
Scratches: Jay McClement (lower-body), Ryan Murphy (lower-body)
Point getters in nine of their last ten, the St. Louis Blues and among the league's hottest teams entering the postseason under head coach Mike Yeo.
The Blues are playoff bound, but they’re still playing for seeding in the West.
Here’s how they’ll lineup.
Jaden Schwartz - Ivan Barbashev - Vladimir Tarasenko
Dmitrij Jaskin - Alexander Steen - Magnus Paajarvi
Zachary Sanford - Patrik Berglund - David Perron
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Jordan Schmaltz