After three tough matchups all spelled losses, the Hurricanes will look to get back to racking up points as they face a struggling Detroit team on the road.
Petr Mrazek (3.07 GAA, .874 SV) will start against his former franchise, which he led to the playoffs twice in his five full seasons there. This may be one of Mrazek’s few remaining starts as the Canes’ No. 1 with the news of Scott Darling’s conditioning stint in Charlotte.
Nothing shuffled on the lines for today, and Clark Bishop is still sticking around for now.
Note: this will be the only road game this season in which our hockey boys will be dressed in their slick third jerseys. So if you don’t care about the hockey itself, then A) it’s kinda weird that you stumbled upon this post and B) tune in for the style.
Here’s how the Canes are projected to take the ice:
Warren Foegele - Jordan Staal - Justin Williams
Micheal Ferland - Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen
Jordan Martinook - Lucas Wallmark - Andrei Svechnikov
Brock McGinn - Clark Bishop - Valentin Zykov
Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Calvin de Haan - Justin Faulk
Trevor van Riemsdyk - Brett Pesce
Scratches: Phil Di Giuseppe (healthy), Victor Rask (hand)
Sadly, the reunion between brothers Andrei and Evgeny Svechnikov won’t come on the ice, as Evgeny recently underwent ACL reconstruction surgery, but the two got to hang out before the game.
#NHLCanes Andrei Svechnikov caught up with his brother, #RedWings Evgeny Svechnikov, after the morning skate. Both wish they were playing against each other tonight. Andrei believes Evgeny will play this season after recovering from knee surgery. pic.twitter.com/0YgawDKCgB— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) October 22, 2018
Andreas Athanasiou is now a winger instead of a center, but all I can think about when I see him is that we could’ve traded Justin Faulk for him in the offseason.
Otherwise, everything is pretty normal for the Red Wings as Jimmy Howard gets the call in net, and the lines look like this: