banner
Canes Corner

A trade, a call-up and a goalie change for the playoff push

Posted April 2, 2013

— The Carolina Hurricanes find themselves just three points out of a playoff spot with 14 games remaining despite losing eight of their last nine games. With that ever-important push upon them, changes are starting.

To start the day Tuesday, Carolina traded forward Adam Hall for defenseman and power play specialist Marc-Andre Bergeron. Head coach Kirk Muller is familiar with newly acquired Bergeron, who should be in the lineup tonight, because he coached him when was an assistant in Montreal.

With the power play struggling, Muller said, "We need help there on the blue line." Muller said that his best attribute is that he is a shooter and should adapt to his new teammates.

"He's got a cannon and it doesn't matter what system you have, it is about shooting the puck," Muller said.

The Canes also recalled defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti Tuesday afternoon, meaning they will roster eight back-liners for their game against the Washington Capitals.

Muller said it is a game time decision on who the scratched defenseman for Tuesday’s tilt will be. Jay Harrison and Brett Bellemore were the only healthy players who took to the ice for a few minutes this morning. Justin Faulk still recovering from a lower body injury skated during the optional ice-time.

Dan Ellis will get the start in goal against Washington. Ellis took some shots in the morning skate from goalie coach Greg Stefan. He will take the ice over Justin Peters who has started four consecutive games.

Jeff Skinner will be back on the second line with Jordan Staal. Tuomo Ruutu will miss his second straight game with a lower body injury.

Muller said the team needs more production from the third and fourth lines and that the offense can't fall on the Eric Staal, Alexander Semin, Jiri Tlusty line.

Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • NASCAR: Ford City 500 at Bristol

    Today at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Cincinnati at St. Louis

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
WAS 3
PHI 5
Final
TOR 6
ATL 5
Final
DET 3
CWS 12
Final
MIN 2
CLE 4
Final
STL 5
CIN 2
Final
CHC 7
SDP 6
Final
BOS 1
BAL 4
Final
PIT 6
MIL 2
Final
HOU 4
ANA 0
Final
NYM 5
MIA 4
Final
TAM 0
NYY 9
Final
KAN 0
OAK 5
Final
SFG 4
ARI 1
Final
LOS 6
COL 3
Final
SEA 3
TEX 1
1:07pm Today
TOR
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
MIA
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
NYY
 
1:35pm Today
BOS
BAL
 
1:35pm Today
PIT
MIL
 
1:35pm Today
WAS
PHI
 
2:10pm Today
MIN
CLE
 
2:10pm Today
HOU
ANA
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
OAK
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
SDP
 
4:05pm Today
SFG
ARI
 
4:10pm Today
LOS
COL
 
4:10pm Today
SEA
TEX
 
8:05pm Tonight
STL
CIN
 
Final
TOR 86
WAS 93
Final
GSW 106
NOP 99
Final
CHI 103
MIL 91
Final
HOU 118
DAL 108
3:00pm Today
CLE
BOS
 
5:30pm Tonight
ATL
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
POR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
SAN
 
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
Final
STL 4
MIN 1
Final
NYR 3
PIT 4
3rd
ANA 0
WIN 1
 
12:00pm Today
NYI
WAS
 
3:00pm Today
CHI
NAS
 
7:00pm Tonight
OTT
MON
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
VAN
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR