Expected based on what exactly? Neither Tocchet or the team gave any indication as to what the lines would be. They litterally handed out a list that filled out an entire page with names of who was going. Nothing about lines at all. They didnt even stay the same in practice, they mixed and matched.
The 7:30 p.m. match at American Airlines Center will feature these forwards: Mike Modano, Brad Richards, Loui Eriksson, James Neal, Steve Ott, Jamie Benn, Brian Sutherby, Colton Sceviour, Aaron Gagnon, Warren Peters and Luke Gazdic. Tomas Vincour is the 12th forward, and he skated this morning, but he is battling illness. We'll see if he's in.
The defense group appears to be
Philip Larsen-Matt Niskanen
Mark Fistric-Jeff Woywitka
Trevor Ludwig-Karlis Skrastins