[ View the story "'Canes return to ice for Red-White scrimmage" on Storify] 'Canes return to ice for Red-White scrimmage Recap how the Carolina Hurricanes continued preparations for their lockout-shortened season Tuesday during a Red-White scrimmage at Raleigh Center Ice.
Derek Medlin· Tue, Jan 15 2013 11:03:42
Canes scrimmage. So glad hockey is back! http://lockerz.com/s/277105333Mandy Mitchell
#canes scrimmage about to start, Ellis in goal for the red team, Ward for the white squad. There is a referee crew. No, it is not Karl Hess.Mike Maniscalco
Boychuk, E. Staal and Semin start against Dalpe, J. Staal and Skinner. Ellis in net for red, Ward for white.Michael Smith
Red team top line Eric Staal Centering Alex Semin and Zach Boychuk. It's physical early. White team's Tim Brent with a check on Jokinen.Mike Maniscalco
Muller watching from where @JohnForslund called youth game in Dec. Brass stationed along glass. Lewis, MacLean, Brind'Amour behind bench.Michael Smith
Red team's Tim Gleason put the body on Jeff Skinner just inside the blue line. 11:42 gone in the first. No score.Mike Maniscalco
Skinner whips out his first spin move of the year on Sanguinetti. Scoring chance denied. Still scoreless.Michael Smith
No word from Mr. Smith about how Skinner's new hairdo (which some have called a mullet) reacted to its first spin move of the 2013 season. A developing story, no doubt.
Red team on the PP but white kills it off. White top line of Jordan Staal. Jeff Skinner and Zac Dalpe have a golden chance denied by Ellis.Mike Maniscalco
Nothing scrimmage-related in the following link, but this list of the top 50 players in the game dropped not long after the puck did at Raleigh Center Ice. Both Staal brothers made the cut, with Eric checking in at No. 24 and Jordan, the biggest offseason acquisition made by the 'Canes, coming in at No. 36. It's no secret that GM Jim Rutherford and head coach Kirk Muller expect big things from this tandem moving forward, regardless of whether they end up on the same line or not.
So TSN released their Top 50 players today, eh? Well here's our list from @AGretz http://cbsprt.co/104zMyiEye on Hockey
Back to the scrimmage...and two late goals by each side.
First goal of the game goes to the Red, Drayson Bowman from Sanguinetti. White answers quickly with Skinner nesting Ellis. Tied at 1Mike Maniscalco
Two more 18-minute periods coming up. Red and White tied 1-1.Michael Smith
Not bad for noon on a Tuesday. #CanesLogan McDonald
#thecalmisover 2nd period underway in the red/white scrimmage and Jordan Staal wasted no time putting white up 2-1.Mike Maniscalco
Action in front of Cam Ward. http://pic.twitter.com/Z4elFtMYMike Maniscalco
Nodl or Wallace or maybe even Welsh makes it 2-2. We need replay.Michael Smith
Alex Semin with a laser that beats Ward high glove, a tremendous shot and red take the lead 3-2.Mike Maniscalco
Semin with his second point in as many minutes. First a goal on a wrister then a cross ice assist to Boychuck. Red up 4-2 quickly.Aaron Schoonmaker
Ryan Murphy lined up at the blue for a draw. Under ten minutes to go in the second. Red still up 4-2. http://pic.twitter.com/3XlSSRP2Mike Maniscalco
Excellent work from @mikemaniscalco tweeting the Red/White scrimmage. Getting excited for Saturday. #Canes #It'sTimeAdam Gold
Dan Ellis robs Skinner on a rebound chance to keep Red up 2 goals.Mike Maniscalco
Kirk Muller and Jim Rutherford from a higher perch watching the Canes scrimmage That's the luxury suite at the RCI. http://pic.twitter.com/Jy1u7Dp0Mike Maniscalco
After 2, red leads white 4-2. Ellis impressive in net for red. Denied J. Staal on open net with diving stick save to keep score where it is.Aaron Schoonmaker
3rd period of the scrimmage underway at the RCI. Dan Ellis has made some sparkling saves. http://pic.twitter.com/zAl22j2gMike Maniscalco
Way too early to say this, but Jordan Staal and Skinner have played well together.Mike Maniscalco
Gleason came to the scrimmage to hit. Just laid one on LaRose. And the Nodl-Welsh line tallied again. 5-2 red.Aaron Schoonmaker
More big 'Canes news during the third period of the scrimmage, as the team and FOX Sports Carolinas announced that all 48 regular-season games will be televised.
ALERT: All 48 Carolina Hurricanes games to be televised http://www.wralsportsfan.com/WRALSportsFan
Tim Gleason just hit everything in a white jersey in the defensive corner. It was impressive.Mike Maniscalco
Final from #nhlcanes scrimmage: red 5, white 2. Now for an extra shootout.Aaron Schoonmaker