VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks know plenty about the goaltender that they will face Sunday night -- but not much else about the Carolina Hurricanes.Eddie Lack, who spent five seasons with the Canucks organization, will start in goal for the Hurricanes (0-1-0) as they visit the Canucks (1-0-0) at Rogers Arena. But the Western Conference-based Canucks seldom battle the Eastern Conference-based Hurricanes due to the NHLs imbalanced schedule.So Canucks winger Jannik Hansen needed only one word to describe what he knows about the Canes.Nothing, said Hansen on Saturday night. Maybe if Eddie Lack is in net, I know a little bit about them.He and the Canucks will soon discover that the Hurricanes are a young, fast offensively talented team considered to be on the rise -- and, sometimes, they have decent goaltending. Lack will make his first start of the season as the Hurricanes try to make amends for a season-opening loss to the Jets in Winnipeg on Thursday.Cam Ward will back him up after playing in Winnipeg.Im very, very excited, Lack told The Vancouver Province after the Hurricanes skated in Vancouver on Saturday. Just being back and seeing old friends, and getting the season going for me.As a team, the Hurricanes are not feeling that good about their season opener. Carolina squandered a 4-1 third-period lead before bowing 5-4 in overtime to the Jets.Lack will be looked upon to help his team tighten up defensively. That might not be difficult against the low-scoring Canucks, who won their season opener Saturday by edging the Calgary Flames 2-1 on former Hurricane Brandon Sutters winning goal in overtime.Although the Hurricanes have had a couple days of rest in Vancouver, the Canucks will be playing their second of back-to-back home games as they attempt to get off to a strong start at home.Its a quick turnaround, Hansen said. Lets get these back-to-backs out of the way early in the season when you are still feeling fresh and clear in the head.Hansen will try to beat the loquacious Lack on the ice after trading barbs with him in the dressing room during the goaltenders two full seasons with the Canucks before he was traded to Carolina prior to the 2015-16 season.Lack, who also spent three seasons with Vancouvers farm teams while getting occasional call-ups, will also try to get the upper hand on old friend and fellow Swede Jakob Markstrom, who will make his first start in goal this season for the Canucks.After being acquired from Florida in 2013-14 as part of the Roberto Luongo trade, Markstrom toiled mainly in the minors while he and Lack were in the Canucks organization together.But even after Lack played reasonably well in 41 stars in 2014-15, Vancouver general manager Jim Benning decided to send him to the Hurricanes in the offseason.Lack will make his second appearance against the Canucks since he was sent packing in exchange for a pair of 2015 and 2016 draft picks. A strong showing against the Canucks could launch his bid for more consistency this season.Lack went 1-4-1, with a 3.28 goals against average and a .874 save percentage, in his first seven appearances with Carolina in 2015-16. He rebounded to finish with a 12-14-6 record. But the numbers paled in comparison to the 34-30-9 mark, 2.43 goals against average and .917 save percentage that he posted in two seasons as a full-fledged member of the Canucks.The start I had last year was horrendous, he told The Vancouver Province. I feel like Ive done a good job this summer, putting everything behind me. I feel like Im ready to go.Lack prepared for the start by digesting some tacos Saturday afternoon. He became known for his love of the traditional Mexican dish during his days in Vancouver. So he had tacos waiting for his teammates after they finished their practice.They asked if I could order something, Lack told The Vancouver Province. Obviously, I had to order that -- right?If Canucks defenseman Ben Hutton has his way, the Canucks will dish out a strong effort against the Hurricanes.We know they are a good team, Hutton told reporters. Theyve got some good players and they are fast. We are going to have to come prepared.Hutton, a second-year rearguard who joined the Canucks after Lack left, is also known for his easy going nature. But he was stressing the need for self-discipline.Back-to-back, we have to come out of the gate strong, he said. Its a lot about us, not really them. We have to control us and stick to our systems and stay within our structure and it should be fine.Accordingly, he was not willing to allow his teammates to let the possibility of fatigue from two games in as many nights enter their heads.Its going to be tough, but its also good, said Hutton. You get right into it. There should be no excuses for being tired. 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Be patient, stay patient with each other, and just do your job.Returning to the track 7? hours after they left, the team of Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, Gardner and Morolake Akinosun finished in a time of 41.77 seconds to bump China out of the last spot in the final.The rerun of their preliminary heat came about after Felix, running in the second position, got jostled by a Brazilian, stumbled and tried, unsuccessfully, to flip the baton ahead to Gardner.The stick fell, and after being disqualified, the Americans lodged a successful protest.But unlike some races, in which an additional runner could simply be added to the final, relays are limited to eight teams because there are only eight lanes that wrap completely around the track. So, the judges brought the Americans back to run in the same lane, in the same order, in what USA Track and Field said was the first rerun of its kind in Olympic history.At our technical meeting, [USATF team event manager] Tim Weaver really emphasized that if something happens, you have to pick up the baton and finish in order to protest, Felix said after the time trial Thursday night. After the race, I was texting him saying thank you. I was so grateful, and USATF really advocated for us.Their only goal was to beat Chinas eighth-place time of 42.70 seconds, and that was no problem for a team that had two members, Bartoletta and Felix, who were on the team that set the world record of 40.82 seconds at the London Games in 2012.The exchanges were smooth, and a few moments after Akinosun crossed the line in a time that not only beat Chinas but was the best that any team had run all day, the four runners huddled for a quick hug.dddddddddddd.Bartoletta peeled off to receive the gold medal she won in the long jump the night before. The others were off for rest and another quick turnaround.The final is Friday night, and the United States will run out of either Lane 1 or 8, the least desirable lanes, because the Americans, despite their top time, were not among the top three finishers in their heat.I dont know how much more I can take, said Felix, whose season has been filled with injuries, disappointments and, now, this. My bodys fine, my mind will be fine. Its different, just not the year I was expecting.Earlier, in more conventional news, the U.S. mens team coasted through the preliminaries, winning its heat in 37.65 seconds. Jamaicas relay team also made it through, finishing second in its heat without Usain Bolt, who was resting up for the 200-meter final later in the evening.It puts Jamaica, and Bolt, in position for a third straight title in the sprint relay.The only pressure is to make sure we get the stick around, said Asafa Powell, the former world-record holder who ran the third leg.Its been more of a problem with the United States than the Jamaicans over the years.The U.S. women botched the exchange in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics to give away potential medals in an event that was virtually made for the team with the deepest pool of sprinters. At last years world championships, a minor bobble in the less-technical 4x400 cost a precious split second that made the difference in a loss to Jamaica.The U.S. men have either been disqualified or failed to get the baton around the track eight times at Olympics or world championships since 1995.This years mens team was in the holding room when the women bobbled the stick -- a jarring reminder.First thing I did is told the young guys, We got this, veteran Tyson Gay said after running the mens third leg. Youve got to be positive. A lot of things happen out there.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' '