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TTS: Monday's Lineup Set

Sunday, 09.20.2009 / 3:15 PM / 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 41 15 13 -8 28
J. Faulk 46 8 18 -14 26
J. Skinner 41 10 9 -7 19
E. Lindholm 46 9 10 -10 19
R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
J. Tlusty 39 11 7 -12 18
N. Gerbe 42 4 13 -2 17
V. Rask 46 6 9 -9 15
A. Sekera 44 1 14 -8 15
C. Terry 33 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 5 8 2 .916 2.32
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45