Calgary Flames @ Carolina Hurricanes
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
The Flames will put a bow on their season-high six game road trip today as they blow into Carolina to face the Hurricanes.
The first big change is in net, as Jacob Markstrom will ride the pine this afternoon.
Per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960:
Dan Vladar subs back in for his fourth start after Markstrom started seven of eight games in this last stretch. Vladar has solid numbers but only one win on the season, posting a 1-3 record. He comes into today with a .907 Save Percentage overall this season.
There will also be some re-arrangements for the skater groups, as a few faces will be healthy scratched and we get a big return on the blue line.
Per Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun:
Without any last minute surprises, lines are projected as follows:
FORWARD 1: Ruzicka-Lindholm-Toffoli
FORWARD 2: Dube-Kadri-Mangiapane
FORWARD 3: Huberdeau-Backlund-Coleman
FORWARD 4: Lucic-Lewis-Ritchie
DEFENSE 1: Hanifin-Andersson
DEFENSE 2: Weegar-Tanev
DEFENSE 3: Zadorov-Stone
GOALTENDERS: Vladar (starting) Markstrom (backup)