Tampa Bay Carolina Lightning Carolina Hurricanes first preseason game
Hockey is back in Raleigh.
The Carolina Hurricanes open their four-game preseason roster Tuesday night at PNC Arena, welcoming the team that knocked them out of last year’s playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“This is the first game,” said head coach Rod Brind’Amour. “Now we can get a feel for some of the players and what they’re picking up. We have to go.
This will be the Canes’ first real preseason game in nearly two years, as the last time Carolina played in the preseason was back on September 29, 2019 against the Washington Capitals.
This will be Carolina’s debut for a number of new players, as Derek Stepan, Ian Cole, Frederik Andersen, Eric Gelinas, Josh Leivo, Alex Lyon, Sam Miletic, Stefan Noesen, Tony DeAngelo and Jesperi Kotkaniemi are all part of the Hurricanes. . ‘programming for Tuesday evening.
It will be the first of two meetings between the two teams this week, as the Canes travel to Amalie Arena in Tampa on Friday night.
- Carolina’s Tuesday night roster includes 10 players who joined the organization in the 2021 offseason.
- Jack Drury and Jamieson Rees, both of whom are in the Hurricanes roster on Tuesday, will look to make their preseason debuts for the team.
- The Hurricanes and Lightning also played twice in the 2019 preseason, with Carolina winning both games.
- Carolina has won four straight preseason games against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
- The Canes have held a 10-5-1-1 advantage over the Lightning in preseason games since their move.
- The all-time preseason record since the move is 68-63-4-6
The composition of the Carolina Hurricanes
As with any preseason game, the Canes will deploy a roster made up of a significant mix of NHL players and prospects.
Some stars are missing, like Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov, but others will play, with Vincent Trocheck and Teuvo Teravainen both in the lineup.
“You’re not going to see our entire group,” said Brind’Amour. “You have to know what you have. I think those first two games are easy enough to send guys here who might not be here this year, but we need to know what we have.
Frederik Andersen will be the Canes goalkeeper on Tuesday, with Antti Raanta likely to start in goal on Friday night. Alex Lyon will replace Andersen on Tuesday and will likely see the action as well.
“Individually, goalkeepers might be the easiest to assess [in a preseason game], said Brind’Amour. “At the end of the day, they just have to stop the puck. “
Here is the full lineup of the Canes for Tuesday night’s game:
Forward: Vincent Trocheck, Derek Stepan, Stefan Noesen, Dominik Bokk, Josh Leivo, Sam Miletic, Ryan Suzuki, Jack Drury, Steven Lorentz, Jamieson Rees, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Teuvo Teravainen
Defenders: Eric Gelinas, Ian Cole, Maxime Lajoie, Joey Keane, Jesper Sellgren, Tony DeAngelo
Goalkeepers: Frederik Andersen, Alex Lyon
The Tampa Bay Lightning lineup
The Lightning have just won back-to-back Stanley Cups, but their lineup on Tuesday night won’t include many people involved in making that happen.
Tampa Bay brings a list of many prospects to Raleigh, with Andrei Vasilevskiy, Niktia Kucherov, Brayden Point, Victor Hedman and many more all missing.
Here’s the full lineup that Tampa Bay will be showing on the ice Tuesday at PNC Arena:
Forward: Mathieu Joseph, Alex Barre-Boulet, Boris Katchouk, Simon Ryfors, Taylor Raddysh, Rémi Elie, Cameron MacDonald, Charles Hudon, Jack Finley, Ross Colton, Daniel Walcott, Declan McDonnell
Defenders: Frederik Claesson, Andrej Sustr, Darren Raddysh, Jan Rutta, Jack Thompson, Roman Schmidt, Mikhaïl Sergachev
Goalkeepers: Maxime Lagacé, Amir Miftakhov