The Bruins are in Raleigh, NC to take on the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins have lost 4 straight and 7 out of their last 8 games (1-6-1) and will try to bounce back against one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League when they take the ice at the RBC Center at 5:00 PM.
Know Your Enemy
Carolina Hurricanes (15-28-7)
Head Coach: Paul Maurice
SB Nation's Hurricanes Hockey Blog: Canes Country
Leading Goal Scorers:
|2009 - Ray Whitney||15||22||37||-7||18|
|2009 - Eric Staal||14||23||37||-3||46|
|2009 - Jussi Jokinen||14||20||34||-2||24|
|2009 - Cam Ward||35||1960||10||19||94||2.88||1021||927||.908||0|
|2009 - Manny Legace||14||717||4||5||37||3.10||360||323||.897||0|
Boston Bruins Injuries
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
- Goalie Manny Legace is also dealing with an eye injury, so look for Cam Ward to get the start in goal. Erik Cole is also considered doubtful for this afternoon's game.
- The Bruins and Hurricanes met once this year back on October 3rd when the Bruins cruised to an easy 7-2 win.
- The Hurricanes don't have a single player on their roster with a positive +/- rating.
- Former Celtic Eric Montross is scheduled to sound the siren (the Hurricanes' lame nightly gimmick).
- Byron Bitz (undisclosed), Marco Sturm (leg), and Steve Begin (undisclosed) will not play and did not make the trip down to North Carolina.
- The Bruins need to jump out to an early lead. The B's are 16-4-1 when they score the first goal. The Hurricanes are 4-15-5 when giving up the game's first goal.
- It looks like public enemy #1 Scott Walker is out of the lineup with a shoulder injury.
- I don't know who thought it was a good idea to play a game at 5:00 PM on a Sunday afternoon during the NFL playoffs.
- This afternoon's game is on NESN. The Public Skate open thread starts right here at 4:30.
Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Hurricanes Fan YouTube Video