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Hurricanes @ Penguins

On Thursday, the Hurricanes will play the third of six straight road games when they travel to Pittsburgh.  Carolina has been off since winning in Anaheim on Saturday, and they elected to spend that time in Raleigh rather than setting up shop in Pittsburgh.  For some time now, Carolina has opted out of the morning skate when they’re on the road, but this time, they added a new twist to the itinerary.  Rather than travel to Pittsburgh one day early, they flew out this morning, allowing the players to spend an extra night with their families. 
The maneuver has been met with a lot of “whatever” and “it is what it is” comments. 
Traditionally, Eric Staal would have had dinner with Jordan the night before the game and stayed with him.  Instead, they won’t see each other until game time. 
Carolina hasn’t made any roster moves to make up for the three injured forwards, so I expect them to dress seven defensemen tonight and double shift Staal a lot.

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