RALEIGH – Claude Julien is mixing things up a bit for Thursday night’s tilt against the Hurricanes.
Up front, Daniel Carr returns to the lineup in place of Logan Shaw after missing the last five games as a healthy scratch.
With respect to Carr, Julien is hopeful that the 26-year-old forward can add some feistiness down low in his first outing since January 17 in Boston.
“He had a real strong start with us and then he kind of tapered off a little bit. He’s been out for a while, but he’s a guy that, especially around the net, will give us some opportunities, we hope, and some scoring opportunities,” said Julien, following Thursday morning’s optional skate at PNC Arena. “Guys like that, when they’ve been sitting out cheap jerseys for a while, they come back hungry and we need a little bit of that right now.”
Likewise, Julien tweaked things again on defense in an effort to get more out of his nhl replica jerseys cheap group.
“We’re going to keep doing things like that and create competition. We want to have defensemen that can move the puck well and defend well. I think internal competition is what we need right now,” explained Julien, on his reasoning behind the recent changes. “I think we need our back end to continue to be better.”
The 28-year-old forward took part in the optional on-ice session on Thursday morning.
The Hurricanes brought a three-game winning streak into tonight’s match-up and, even though they didn’t have to travel for the second half of this back-to-back set, they certainly looked like the more tired hockey club against a Red Wings squad that was resting and ready.
“They were hungrier than us, for sure. They were the better team. We were trying to claw our way back and get some momentum,” Jordan Staal said. “In the end, we didn’t have enough.”
Detroit had the jump on the Canes for seemingly the entire game, and though the nhl hockey jerseys china Canes recorded the first goal of the game, once the Red Wings found the back of the net once and then grabbed the lead, they were able to shut it down from there.
“I thought they were the quicker team to start the game. They had a lot of jump, and it seemed like they were beating us to a lot of pucks,” Stempniak said. “Once they got the lead, they shut things down pretty effectively, and we were never able to get more than one.”
“They were quick tonight. They won a lot of foot races, a lot of loose puck battles that they got to first and made us defend,” head coach Bill Peters said. “I think they established body position a lot all over the ice, so we were second to a lot of the battles.”
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