Hurricanes green-light Eddie Lack versus the Canadiens

The Carolina Hurricanes are starting Eddie Lack in goal on Thursday versus the Montreal Canadiens.

What It Means:

Lack has been at the top of his game the past week, making two starts and posting a .950 save percentage, a 1.50 goals-against average and a 2-0-0 record. He will face a Montreal club who scores 2.94 goals per game at home, good for 14th-best in the NHL.

Lack is projected for 2.8 goals allowed, 23.7 saves and only a 24.0 percent chance of winning on Thursday, according to numberFire's algorithms.