Some notes and team line combinations for tonight as the Penguins visit Carolina.
Rob Scuderi is still out of action, which is bad news for the Pens.
Also bad news is the Penguins' power play. It's been 1-for-15 in the last three games. Clearly James Neal is missed.
Pittsburgh Penguins lines via Penguins.NHL.com:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - Matt D'Agostini
Tanner Glass - Brandon Sutter - Chuck Kobasew
Dustin Jeffrey - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams
Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin
Matt Niskanen - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Robert Bortuzzo/Deryk Engelland
Both Jeff Skinner and Cam Ward are injured, which is bad news for the Hurricanes.
Making things worse is that Anton Khudobin is also injured, leaving the team with Justin Peters as their starting goaltender right now. How bad are things for the Hurricanes in net? They recently signed Rick DiPietro to a PTO.
Carolina Hurricanes lines via Daily Faceoff:
Nathan Gerbe - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Jiri Tlusty - Jordan Staal - Pat Dwyer
Tuomo Ruutu - Riley Nash - Elias Lindholm
Drayson Bowman - Brett Sutter - Kevin Westgarth
Justin Faulk - Andrej Sekera
Tim Gleason - Ron Hainsey
Jay Harrison - Ryan Murphy