Gameday: Grand Rapids at Charlotte, take two

  • With their 4-2 victory over the Grand Rapids on Sunday, the Checkers are 2-0 against the Griffins.  Mike Murphy will get the start in net once again.
  • This morning, the Checkers had 14 Forwards skating, including Justin Shugg and Riley Nash who have both missed games recently due to injuries.  According to Paul Branecky, Nash will skate tonight, and Cedric McNicoll will be a healthy scratch.
  • This is the second of a two-game home stand against Grand Rapids in their only trip to Charlotte.  Tempers flared during the game on Sunday, so some of that has the potential to carry over into today.
  • Jerome Samson, Brett Sutter and Justin Peters remain with the Hurricanes.  It’s worth mentioning that Samson sat out of the Canes loss on Sunday against Washington with an upper body injury.
Also, a shameless plug for my friends at the Admirals Roundtable.  Ryan had the chance to sit down with AHL Commissioner David Andrews.  This is a must-read to all AHL hockey fans.  Mr. Andrews discusses the challenges of being a fan in the Western Conference, and most importantly, how close video replay is to becoming a regular thing in the AHL.
I would love this chance… and already have questions brimming in my mind if I had the opportunity to ask them of Commissioner Andrews!!  Next time he’s in Charlotte, I’ll be there with digital recorder and pen in hand!

 

 

 

Gametime:  7:00 p.m. EST

Charlotte Radio:  WBCN 1660 AM
Charlotte Twitter: @CheckersHockey@PaulBranecky,
Grand Rapids Twitter: @griffinshockey@michaelzuidema

Officials
Referee:  Marcus Vinnerborg (#45), Curtis Marouelli (#78)
Linesmen:  Jean Menard (#12), Joe DeMizio (#3)
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