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TTS: Monday's Lineup Set

Sunday, 09.20.2009 / 3:15 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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As Coach Paul Maurice indicated yesteday, the game group for tomorrow's game against Atlanta will consist mostly of players still in camp who did not play in Friday's night's exhibition opener.

There are a few exceptions, as Zach Boychuk, Brett Carson, Patrick Dwyer, Jay Harrison, Bryan Rodney, Michael Ryan and Brandon Sutter will suit up for the second consecutive game.  The lineup will be headlined by the Hurricanes' third and fourth forward lines, led by Rod Brind'Amour and Stephane Yelle. 

Also, the Canes' top three forward prospects will play together on the same unit, with Drayson Bowman on the left side of Boychuk and Sutter.  That line could potentially see a lot of minutes.

"We'll play our young group a little bit more than we would in a game," said Maurice.  "Situationally, where you might [otherwise] come back with your number one power play, now you want to see some other guys and give them a chance."

While those three players could possibly stick around for the third preseason game on Friday, tomorrow' game will likely be the last game for a number of players before joining Albany's training camp on Wednesday.  Maurice has indicated that game three will closely resemble the opening night roster.

Michael Leighton gets the start in goal, with Maurice saying that expects to stick with the same goaltender for the entire 60 minutes.  Justin Peters will be the backup.

Samsonov - Brind'Amour - Walker
Kostopoulos - Yelle - Conboy
Goertzen - Ryan - Dwyer
Bowman - Sutter - Boychuk
 
Alberts - Wallin
Harrison - Carson
Rodney - McBain
 
Leighton
Peters
 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72