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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals: Game Preview, Roster, Notes, Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes are in action tonight against the Stanley Cup Champions in Raleigh.

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NHL: Preseason-Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Hurricanes - excuse me, the undefeated Carolina Hurricanes -take on the Stanley Cup winning Washington Capitals tonight in their third game of the preseason. The Canes are coming off of a pair of wins over the Tampa Bay Lightning, while the Caps are 0-3 with two losses to the Boston Bruins and a 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens last night.

Here’s what you can expect to see tonight on both sides:

The Hurricanes are coming out with a good amount of NHL talent tonight as opposed to the Capitals, who are without Alex Ovechkin. Expect to see Petr Mrazek in net again tonight and Alex Nedeljkovic in his relief. On the other end of the ice, we’ll probably see Braden Holtby for at least the first period.

Storm Advisory

  • Justin Williams jumped on Two-Man Advantage with Burnside and LeBrun. [Soundcloud]
  • Watch some hockey and support your state! The Canes are offering special lower level tickets for the 10/7 game against the Rangers which will benefit the NCDOT Disaster Relief fund.
  • Here’s a pretty cool story on NHL referee Wes McCauley. [AP]
  • Hurricanes 2017 third round selected Stelio Mattheos has been named captain of the Braydon Wheat Kings.
  • And Tom Dundon has something to say to Canes fans: