Claude Julien noncommittal about lineup changes

Claude Julien declined to share whether Dougie Hamilton or Rich Peverley will make their series debuts tonight. But based on the morning skate, both Hamilton and Peverley should be in the Game 2 lineup.

Hamilton practiced alongside Wade Redden on the No. 3 pairing. Peverley took shifts on the third line with Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr. Kaspars Daugavins, who was the No. 3 left wing in Game 1, remained on the ice for extra work after the morning skate, indicating he will be a healthy scratch tonight. Also staying out for extra work were Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo, and Aaron Johnson, who will also be healthy scratches.


Hamilton and Peverley will have to adjust to a Toronto club that promises to be better tonight.

“You just have to look around the league at what’s going on,” Julien said. “A lot of series are tied 1-1. There’s nothing to get cocky about or confident about. You’ve just got to play every game like you thought you’d play that first one. We know they’ll be a better team. This is not a secret to anybody. We have to be better ourselves.”

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