banner
Canes Corner

Ellis to start as Hurricanes host Islanders

Posted April 23, 2013

— Tim Gleason will play Tuesday against the New York Islanders after being cross-checked Sunday by Tampa's Pierre LaBrie in the chest while simultaneously being hit by B.J. Crombeen in the back.

Gleason said it knocked the wind out of him among other things, but said Tuesday he is fine.

Tim Wallace took a puck in his left eye Sunday in Tampa, but his vision is fine and he will play tonight.

Dan Ellis should get the start, as he took the morning skate on the starters; side. He is coming off a 35-save performance in the Hurricanes 3-2 win Sunday. Kevin Westgarth will be the healthy extra.

Kirk Muller said that it will be the same line-up as Sunday, but at the skate he had Jeff Skinner skating with Patrick Dwyer and Nicolas Blanchard instead of Tuomo Ruutu and Jordan Staal.

Muller said he feels it is important to end the season with two wins at home. Jiri Tlusty reiterated that point, saying how tremendous the fans have been through the entire season.

Despite not making the NHL playoffs, there will be postseason chances for the Hurricanes at the World Championships. Muller said it is important for the young players, pointing to Justin Faulk and Patrick Dwyer's performances last year for Team USA. 

Jeff Skinner is also a player that will gain a ton of experience playing for Canada.  Muller added he played in the WC's a lot when he first entered the NHL because New Jersey wasn't a playoff contender the first few years he was there.

The Islanders are three points away from clinching a playoff spot and are 8-0-2 in their last 10 games. The Isles are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference. The Canes are 25th in the league standings, tied with Edmonton.

5 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Newest First
View all
  • Showlow Apr 23, 2013

    Nobody cares!

  • Willie_11 Apr 23, 2013

    Speak for yourself wdbaird. Its astounding to why people feel the need to post comments like that. If you don't care, why care enough to punk post?

    Momentum swings from the end of the season to the beginning of next season so its important to end on a high note.

    Let's go Canes!

  • caniac315 Apr 23, 2013

    Personally, I don't believe momentum swings from the end of one season to the beginning of the next. It hasn't seemed to do that for us in years.

  • common tater Apr 23, 2013

    I'm with Willie...it's important for fans and the team that they finish strong...go canes!

  • StunGunn Apr 23, 2013

    I'm with Willie as well! It's been a frustrating season - for fans AND players, but finishing strong will at least give the boys some pride, which they deserve IMHO.

  • ACC: Wake Forest at Duke

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Virginia at Syracuse

    Tonight at 7:00 on 620am

  • NHL Hurricanes at Chicago

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Clemson

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • ACC: Duke vs. Wake Forest

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ORL 83
CHA 98
8:00pm Tonight
SAV
NCCU
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
CAR
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
1:05pm Today
MIA
FIU
 
1:05pm Today
DET
FLASO
 
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
Final
ORL 83
CHA 98
Final
BOS 101
GSW 106
Final
IND 94
PHI 74
Final
SAC 99
POR 110
Final
LAL 101
OKC 108
Final
DEN 92
NOP 99
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
TOR
 
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
GSW
 
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
PHO
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
LAC
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
NOP
 
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
Final
WAKE 69
PITT 66
Final
STAN 70
OREG 73
Final
OSU 65
PURD 61
Final
COL 87
ARST 81
Final
UCLA 72
WASU 67
7:00pm Tonight
TEX
BAY
 
7:00pm Tonight
SYR
UVA
 
7:30pm Tonight
NCAT
COOK
 
7:30pm Tonight
SHSU
CARK
 
7:30pm Tonight
DELST
HAMP
 
7:30pm Tonight
HOW
NORST
 
7:30pm Tonight
NWST
SELA
 
8:00pm Tonight
STEPH
INCWORD
 
8:00pm Tonight
MCNST
LAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAV
NCCU
 
8:00pm Tonight
NO
NICST
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARKPB
JST
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAST
PVU
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAAM
TXSOU
 
9:00pm Tonight
VT
BC
 
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU
GRAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
ISU
OKLA
 
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
Final
PIT 5
CLB 3
Final
FLA 4
TAM 3
Final
WAS 4
TOR 0
Final
DAL 1
ANA 3
3rd
VAN 5
STL 5
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
NAS
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
CAR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
MON