Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Hurricanes
Jan. 28 - BOS 5 @
Apr. 8 - CAR 2 @ BOS 6
Apr. 13 - BOS @ CAR
NEWS AND NOTES
* Patrice Bergeron said he's been free of any symptoms since the day after his concussion.
* Dougie Hamilton will once again be a healthy scratch.
Boston: 26-10-4, 56
points (2nd in division, 4th in conference)
Carolina: 16-22-2, 34 points (4th in division, 14th in conference)
BOS / CAR
GOALS: Brad Marchand
(16) / Jiri Tlusti (17)
ASSISTS: David Krejci (22) / Eric Staal (27)
POINTS: Brad Marchand (33) / Eric Staal (43)
Bergeron (+23) / Jiri Tlusty (+12)
PIM: Milan Lucic (59) / Eric Staal (46)
SHOTS: Tyler Seguin (130) / Jeff Skinner (139)
TIME ON ICE: Zdeno Chara (24:50) / Justin Faulk (23:20)
WINS: Tuukka Rask
(17) / Cam Ward (9)
GAA: Tuukka Rask (1.95) / Cam Ward (2.84)
SV%: Tuukka Rask (.929) / Cam Ward (.908)
Boston: Jaromir Jagr (5 pts in last 3 GP), Dennis Seidenberg (4 pts in last 3 GP)
Carolina: Joe Corvo (2 pts in last 2 GP)
Boston: Zdeno Chara (1 pt in last 4 GP)
Carolina: Alex Semin (0 pts in last 3 GP), Tuomo Ruutu (1 pt in last 5 GP)
Boston: Five of Johnny Boychuk's six points this season have come on the road. Rich Peverley has eight goals in 20 games against the Hurricanes.
Carolina: Only three of Alex Semin's 10 goals have come on home ice. Jeff Skinner is minus-6 in nine games against the Bruins.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
* These two teams met just five days ago, with Boston cruising to a 6-2 victory. The B's will be without Brad Marchand, who scored two of those goals, however.
* Boston has had a rough go of it over the last month on the road. They're 3-6 in their last nine games away from TD Garden. Luckily for Boston, the 'Canes have lost eight in a row on home ice.
Boston: Tuukka Rask (17-7-4, 1.95, .929)
Carolina: Justin Peters (3-8-0, 3.02, .902)
Paille - Krejci - Horton
Lucic - Campbell - Jagr
Caron - Kelly - Seguin
Daugavins - Peverley - Thornton
Chara - Boychuk
Bartkowski - Seidenberg
Ference - McQuaid
Tlusty - Staal - Semin
Skinner - Staal - Ruutu
LaRose - Nash - Wallace
Bergeron - Blanchard - Westgarth
Faulk - Gleason
Corvo - Harrison
Sanguinetti - McBain
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