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Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes 90-Second Preview: Getting The Wind Up

:The Canes come to Beantown looking to avenge a loss last time out.

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WHEN: Tonight, 7pm,

WHERE: TD Garden, Boston

WHERE TO WATCH: NESN, FS Carolina, TVA

RECORDS: Us: (38-23-7), Them: (30-26-11)

STARTERS: Us: TUUKKA RASK. Them: CAM WARD

LINES:

US:

Eriksson-Krejci-Pastrnak

Marchand-Bergeron-Stempniak

Beleskey-Spooner-Hayes

Ferraro-Acciari-Connolly

Chara-Liles
Morrow-Seidenberg
Krug-McQuaid

Rask

THEM:

Nordstrom-Staal-Lindholm
Skinner-Rask-Di Giuseppe
Gerbe-Nash-Terry
Woods-McClement-Malone

Slavin-Hainsey

Hanifin-Pesce

Jordan-Murphy

Ward

5 IMPORTANT THINGS:

- The Bruins can take sole lead of the Atlantic tonight with a win, as they're level on points with Tampa

- Carolina defenseman Noah Hanifin is a Boston native (Norwood). He expects to have 40 to 50 family in the Garden tonight.

- The Bruins have won 7 of the last 10 games v the Canes in Boston, the majority by two or more goals.

- Canes are 2-0-1 since the trade deadline. The Bruins have gone 4-1-0 in the same span.

- Tuukka Rask gets the start for the Bruins on his 29th birthday.

OPPOSITION PLAYER TO WATCH:

NOAH HANIFIN (D) - The Boston-born rookie has settled beautifully in the South this season, with 14 pts in 64 games. A few growing pains have been seen in his game, but he is fast becoming one of the lynchpins of a nondescript Canes blueline who lost their anchor, JM Liles, to Boston at the deadline. He'll be one of the players the Canes rely on tonight.