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There is a Hurricane warning in effect for Suffolk County. Residents are advised to look out for clowns from the Nutmeg State wearing Whalers jerseys and cowardly men who blame their indiscretions on their wife's illness.

The Carolina Hurricanes will blow into town tonight looking for their first win of the season after falling to the Philadelphia Flyers2-0 last night. Meanwhile the B's will try to turn things around after a disappointing 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals to open up the season on Thursday night.

Tonight's game will be a homecoming for former B's Aaron Ward, Stephane Yelle, and Andrew Alberts, who were acquired by the Canes in the offseason.

Know Your Enemy

Carolina Hurricanes (0-1-0)

Leading Goal Scorer in '08-'09: Eric Staal (40 G- 35 A- 75 Pts)

Key Additions: Tom Kostopoulos(RW), Aaron Ward (D), Stephane Yelle (C), & Andrew Alberts (D)

Key Departures: Denis Seidenberg (D), Patrick Eaves(RW), Frantisek Kaberle (D), & Ryan Bayda(LW)

 

Projected Lines:

Bruins Projected Lines & D-Pairs

 

Milan Lucic - Marc Savard - Marco Sturm
Blake Wheeler - David Krejci - Michael Ryder
Mark Recchi - Patrice Bergeron - Chuck Kobasew
Shawn Thornton - Steve Begin - Byron Bitz

Zdeno Chara - Derek Morris
Andre Ference - Dennis Wideman
Mark Stuart - Matt Hunwick

 

Hurricanes Projected Lines & D-Pairs

 

  Erik Cole - Eric Staal - Ray Whitney
Jussi Jokinen -  Matt Cullen
- Tuomo Ruutu 
Sergei Samsonov - Rod Brind'Amour - Chad LaRose
Tom Kostopoulos - Stephane Yelle - Scott Walker 

Tim Gleason - Joe Corvo
 Niclas Wallin - Jay Harrison
  Aaron Ward - Andrew Alberts

 

Injury Report

Boston: No Injuries to Report

Carolina Hurricanes Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Joni Pitkanen knee 10/02/2009
Michael Ryan concussion 10/02/2009

Projected Starting Goaltenders

Tim Thomas

#30 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

5-11

201

Apr 15, 1974

GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Tim Thomas 1 60 0 1 4 4.00 34 30 .882 0

 

Cam Ward

#30 / Goalie / Carolina Hurricanes

6-1

200

Feb 29, 1984

GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Cam Ward 1 58 0 1 2 2.07 27 25 .926 0

Notes:

- I think it is safe to say that Aaron Ward will get a very warm reception from The Garden crowd. He was definitely very well-liked by the fans during his time in Boston.

-Will the B's look for revenge on Scott Walker or is the whole thing squashed now that Aaron ward is wearing a toliet flush on the front of his sweater.

- I am happy to report that Rene Rancourt will be the anthem singer again tonight.

- Massachusetts native Chris Rooney will be work the game alongside Stephane Auger, while Steve Barton and Pierre Champoux will work the lines.

- Money Line for Tonight's Game: Boston -185; Carolina +165

- The Bruins will honor legendary play-by-play announcer Fred Cusick during tonight's game. Cusick passed away last month at the age of 90.

- Game starts at 7:00 and will air on NESN. Public Skate (open thread) starts right here at 6:30.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing YouTube Canes Fan Video:

The butt rock sound of Nickelback is the perfect soundtrack to a video chronicling the lives of one of the lamest fan bases in the NHL.