With Charlie McAvoy suspended for the first game of the series, the Bruins need to shift around defensive pairings.
Per the team, Steven Kampfer is getting the nod tonight. That gives us:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - David Backes
Marcus Johansson - Charlie Coyle - Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom - SeanKuraly - Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara - Connor Clifton
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
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The Hurricanes will counter with the following:
Andrei Svechnikov - Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen
Nino Niederreiter - Jordan Staal - Justin Williams
Warren Foegele - Lucas Wallmark - Brock McGinn
Micheal Ferland - Greg McKegg - Jordan Martinook
Jacob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Brett Pesce - Justin Faulk
Haydn Fleury - Calvin de Haan
The Hurricanes have not yet announced a starting goalie. Curtis McElhinney has played spectacularly in relief of Petr Mrazek, who is battling back from a lower body injury.
Ferland will return after missing the previous eight games due to a upper body injury.