The Bruins, at 14-6-2, take on the struggling Carolina Hurricanes, who sit at 8-10-4, in matinee Hockey! The Bruins are coming off taking one point against the Blues in one of the best Hockey games of the year, and the injury-hobbled 'Canes are looking to regain their footing after a 4-3 loss to Detroit. It seems like Cam Ward has the nod in net, no word yet if Boston counters with Johnson or Rask.
The Hurricanes have struggled with injuries this season after being a decent possession team last year. With Semin out with a concussion, their 5v5 play and their place in the standings have waned. Ward has also missed significant time, as the Bruins defeated him in his first game back.
Bruins Projected Lines:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Loui Eriksson
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Carl Söderberg - Chris Kelly - Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Johnny Boychuk - Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski - Kevan Miller
Injured: Dennis Seidenberg, Adam McQuaid
Projected Scratches: Jordan Caron
'Canes Projected Lines:
Tuomo Ruutu - Eric Staal - Jiri Tlusty
Nathan Gerbe - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer
Jeff Skinner - Elias Lindholm - Radek Dvorak
Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Riley Nash
Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore
Tim Gleason - Ryan Murphy
Injured: Anton Khudobin, Alex Semin
Projected Scratches: Jay Harrison, Mike Komisarek, Kevin Westgarth
Go go Black and Gold!