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Behind Enemy Lines: Carolina Hurricanes Game 1 Pre-Game Report

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The Carolina Hurricanes had one final practice on Wednesday before to shipping up to Boston. Carolina will look to take home-ice advantage away from the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. With Charlie McAvoy out of the lineup for the Boston Bruins, Thursday’s game is the perfect opportunity to strike first.

 

Projected lineup for the Carolina Hurricanes:

Andrei Svechnikov — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen

Nino Niederreiter — Jordan StaalJustin Williams

Warren Foegele — Lucas Wallmark — Brock McGinn

Jordan Martinook — Greg McKegg — Micheal Ferland

Jaccob SlavinDougie Hamilton

Brett PesceJustin Faulk

Haydn Fleury — Calvin de Haan

Petr Mrazek

Curtis McElhinney

 

The biggest question heading into Game 1 is who the starting goalie might be. The only clue head coach Rod Brind’Amour would give is that his last name starts with an M. With Carolina not having a morning skate, the official announcement may not come until Carolina takes the ice for warmups.

Rod Brind’Amour knows his team cannot be satisfied just getting to Eastern Conference Final. The Hurricanes have taken a step in the right direction getting back on the map, but that is not the teams’ ultimate goal. The players continue to buy into the system Rod Brind’Amour put in place which has helped them succeed thus far. If the Hurricanes continue to embrace the moment they have a good chance of winning this series against Boston.

 

Injuries

Both Petr Mrazek and Micheal Ferland returned to practice this week for the Hurricanes. Both players are a game-time decision for Game 1.

 

Carolina Hurricanes Playoff Scoring Leaders

Scoring Playoffs Table
Scor Scor Scor Scor Scor Goal Goal Goal Goal Assi Assi Assi
Player Pos G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH
Jaccob Slavin D 0 11 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 1
Teuvo Teravainen C 6 3 9 8 2 6 0 0 1 2 1 0
Warren Foegele LW 5 4 9 7 6 5 0 0 1 3 1 0
Sebastian Aho RW 4 5 9 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 0 0
Jordan Staal C 4 5 9 8 6 3 1 0 2 4 1 0
Team Total 34 62 96 73 91 29 4 1 8 52 8 2
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/9/2019.

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Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing the NHL Notebooks, Behind Enemy Lines, and Daily Links segments for Murphys Hockey Law and Boston Hockey Now an affiliate of National Hockey Now. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey as one coach put it "he is the student of the game. When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim coaches a local high school team in New Jersey. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

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