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Hurricanes vs. Lightning: Preview and Game Hub

The Carolina Hurricanes will continue their preseason schedule with a rematch against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena.

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The Carolina Hurricanes will be sending a much more prospect laden lineup to Florida tonight for their second game of the preseason against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

While the majority of the group will be the same as game one; Ethan Bear, Antti Raanta and Seth Jarvis will all be making their first NHL appearances in a Carolina Hurricanes sweater.

Jordan Martinook will also be making his first appearance of the season as well.

Tampa Bay sent a roster comprised mostly of prospects to Raleigh for game one, but this time around they will be a much tougher team to face with nine NHL regulars in the lineup, including the entire top line and defensive standouts, Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev.

This game could be the last chance for a handful of prospects to make final roster decisions a bit more difficult as the Canes will want to start solidifying their opening-night lineup moving forward.

Projected Hurricanes Lineup

Forwards: Derek Stepan, Seth Jarvis, Stefan Noesen, Josh Leivo, C.J. Smith, Jordan Martinook, Andrew Poturalski, Ryan Suzuki, Jack Drury, Spencer Smallman, Jamieson Rees, David Cotton

Defense: Brendan Smith, Eric Gelinas, Ethan Bear, Joey Keane, Jesper Sellgren, Jalen Chatfield

Goalies: Antti Raanta, Eetu Makiniemi

Projected Lightning Lineup

Forwards: Ondrej Palat, Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov, Patrick Maroon, Corey Perry, Jaydon Dureau, Cole Koepke, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Otto Somppi, Maxim Cajkovic, Gabriel Fortier, Gage Goncalves

Defense: Victor Hedman, Jan Rutta, Alex Green, Jack Thompson, Brandon Crawley, Mikhail Sergachev

Goalies: Maxime Lagace, Hugo Alnefelt