Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/19/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Justin Faulk, drafted in the second round by the Carolina Hurricanes poses for a portrait during day two of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
It’s turning into quite a work week for Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera. Or in their case just another week. On Tuesday Faulk and Sekera often were on the ice with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks at PNC Arena. On Thursday it often was Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Canes continue their road trip Saturday against the New York Islanders. For Faulk and Sekera that could mean a big dose of John Tavares and Kyle Okposo at Nassau Coliseum. “If you had asked me my rookie year if I thought I’d be playing against the top lines in the NHL I’d probably have told you there’s not a chance” said Faulk in his third NHL season. “But I like it. Why not?” Faulk and Sekera have become the Canes’ top defensive pairing. They’re logging major minutes on the ice at key moments of games and also contributing on the power play and penalty kill. “They’re in sync” Canes coach Kirk Muller said. “As a pair they’ve been very effective.” In a way it’s an odd coupling. Faulk is a Minnesota kid just 21 and a former Canes draft pick. Sekera is 27 from Slovakia a newcomer to the Canes who was obtained this year in a trade from the Buffalo Sabres. But the two apparently hit it off from the start.
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