Afternoon Hits: Roster Notes, Lines, D-Pairings and Starting Goalies

Roster notes …

  • Dan Murphy: The League looked into the Alex Burrows/Jordin Tootoo incident and didn’t feel that any action was necessary.
  • Dave Stubbs: Canadiens Carey Price has responded well treatment, but won’t be playing this week.
  • Boston Bruins: Torey Krug and David Pastrnak not on the ice today.
  • Bryan Burns: Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that Cedric Paquette is questionable for tonight. Will be a game-time decision.
  • Seth Rorabaugh: Looking like Alexander Semin will be a healthy scratch again.
  • Jameson Olive: Dave Bolland will likely return to the Panthers lineup tonight.
  • Dave Isaac: Looking like Flyers R.J. Umberger is day-to-day.
  • Isabelle Khurshudyan: Capitals Chris Brown (hand) will be seeing a doctor on Thursday. He should get clearance to return, and will be reassigned to the AHL. Brown would need to clear waivers.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs coach Mike Babcock confirms that Daniel Winnik won’t play tonight.
  • Jonas Siegel: Dion Phaneuf was back on the ice for the Leafs after missing practice yesterday with the flu.

Lines and Defensive Pairings …

  • Roger Millions: Panthers lines: Huberdeau Bjugstad Jagr -Jokinen Trocheck Smith -Howden Grimaldi Pirri -Wilson MacKenzie Thornton.
  • Joe Smith: Lightning lines: Drouin-Stamkos-Filppula/Killorn-Johnson-Kucherov/Namestnikov-Paquette-Callahan/Blunden-Boyle-Condra. Bryan Burns: Defensive pairings: Hedman-Stralman Garrison-Coburn Carle, Sustr and Nesterov all mixing.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Larkin Tatar-Sheahan-Nyquist Andersson-Athanasiou-Pulkkinen Miller-Glendening-Helm Jurco looks to be scratched. Defensive pairings: Kronwall-Green DeKeyser-Ericsson Kindl-Marchenko/Smith rotating
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings power play units: Nyquist-Zetterberg-Abdelkader (net front), Kronwall, Green And Pulkkinen-Larkin-Tatar, Sheahan (net front), Kindl
  • Rich Chere: Devils lines:  Cammalleri-Henrique-Stempniak; Kalinin-Zajac-Palmieri; Tlusty-Josefson-Tootoo; Farnham-Gionta-O’Neill. Defensive pairings: Greene-Larsson; Moore-Severson; Merrill-Schlemko.
  • J-F Chaumont: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gallagher Eller-Galchenyuk-DSP Fleischmann-Desharnais-Weise Byron-Mitchell-Flynn.
  • DJ Bean: Bruins lines: Beleskey-Bergeron-Connolly Vatrano-Krejci-Eriksson Marchand-Spooner-Hayes Rinaldo-Kemppainen-Randell.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Sharp; Janmark-Eakin-Spezza; Hemsky-Fiddler-Sceviour; Roussel-Faksa-Nichushkin. Defensive pairings: Goligoski-Klingberg; Oduya-Demers; Jokipakka-Benn.
  • Buffalo Sabres: power play units: Moulson-O’Reilly-Ennis with Reinhart-Franson and Larsson-Eichel-McGinn with Gionta-Ristolainen
  • Paul Hendrick: Leafs lines: JVR-kadri-Komarov Mathias-Bozak-Parenteau Grabner-Spaling-Lupul Holland-Froese-Boyes
  • Brent Wallace: Senators lines: Hoffman-Turris-Stone Prince-Zibanejad-Ryan Michalek-Pageau-Chiasson Lazar-Smith-Neil

Starting Goalies …

  • Mike Morreale: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils. Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
  • Adam Vingan: Pekka Rinne will start in net for the Predators. Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
  • Tim Panaccio: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Flyers.
  • Derek Willis: Roberto Luongo will start in net for the Panthers.
  • Mark Stepneski: Antti Niemi will start in net for the Stars.
  • Ben Kuzma: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Canucks.
  • Joe McDonald: Cam Ward will start in net for the Hurricanes.
  • Isabelle Khurshudyan: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.
  • Joe Smith: Chad Johnson will start in net for the Sabres.