April 13, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Hurricanes

By Jesse Connolly

SEASON SERIES

Jan. 28 - BOS 5 @ CAR 3
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.

STANDINGS

Boston: 26-10-4, 56 points (2nd in division, 4th in conference)
Carolina: 16-22-2, 34 points (4th in division, 14th in conference)

TEAM LEADERS
BOS / CAR

GOALS: Brad Marchand (16) / Jiri Tlusti (17)
ASSISTS: David Krejci (22) / Eric Staal (27)
POINTS: Brad Marchand (33) / Eric Staal (43)

PLUS-MINUS: Patrice 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)

ON A ROLL

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)

ICE COLD

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)

OBSCURE STATS

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.

BETWEEN THE PIPES

Boston: Tuukka Rask (17-7-4, 1.95, .929)
Carolina: Justin Peters (3-8-0, 3.02, .902)

PROJECTED LINEUP

Boston
Paille - Krejci - Horton
Lucic - Campbell - Jagr
Caron - Kelly - Seguin
Daugavins - Peverley - Thornton

Chara - Boychuk
Bartkowski - Seidenberg
Ference - McQuaid

Rask
Khudobin 

Carolina
Tlusty - Staal - Semin
Skinner - Staal - Ruutu
LaRose - Nash - Wallace
Bergeron - Blanchard - Westgarth 

Faulk - Gleason
Corvo - Harrison
 Sanguinetti - McBain

Peters
Ellis

Photo credit: Getty Images

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Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com