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
TV
  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Jacksonville

    Saturday at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 4
DUR 5
 
7:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
KAN 1
NYY 14
Final
COL 5
CIN 4
Final
PHI 3
NYM 6
Final
HOU 3
BAL 4
Final
BOS 2
MIN 7
Final
SFG 8
MIL 4
Final
WAS 2
CHC 1
Final
DET 0
OAK 4
Final
TEX 10
CLE 8
Final
ARI 2
STL 3
Final
MIA 2
PIT 4
Final
CWS 0
TOR 6
Final
SEA 4
TAM 1
Final
ATL 3
LOS 6
Final
SDP 3
ANA 4
7:05pm Tonight
HOU
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
KAN
NYY
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
7:10pm Tonight
COL
CIN
 
7:10pm Tonight
PHI
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
7:10pm Tonight
TEX
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
BOS
MIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
SFG
MIL
 
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
10:05pm Tonight
DET
OAK
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
Final
GSW 115
HOU 128
8:30pm Tonight
ATL
CLE
 
Final
CHI 4
ANA 5
8:00pm Tonight
NYR
TAM
 
Final
ROC 4
DUR 5
 
7:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR