Staff photo by Chris Seward
PITTSBURGH — He was the last player on the Mellon Arena ice this morning for the Carolina Hurricanes, and he could provide just the lift the Canes need for Game 2 against the Penguins.
Erik Cole was at the morning skate, showing little effects of the knee-on-knee hit he took in Game 1. The forward later told the coaches he felt fine, and Cole will be in the lineup tonight for Game 2.
"He's been a big player for us," forward Jussi Jokinen said. "He may not have scored that much but all the things he brings to the game is huge."