The Carolina Hurricanes have today to erase the memories of yesterday's lopsided defeat to the Bruins. The good news? The Canes still lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals series 3-2, with Tuesday's Game 6 on home ice instead of in Boston.
The Canes await word on the status of Scott Walker, whose late-game punch to Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward earned him an instigator penalty (on top of a fighting infraction and 10-minute misconduct) and thus a review by the league for a possible one-game suspension. TSN's Bob McKenzie thinks Walker may not be suspended for the hit, and his argument is one I've heard from a couple different places already.
Canes Country: Boston Stays Alive - Bruins 4, Canes 0
Stanley Cup Of Chowder: Bruins roll to 4-0 victory in Game 5
Boston Globe: Bearing down • On this night, end not in sight • No better time to be better • Chara's return was a big relief • Hurricanes suddenly twisting and turning • Briuns' Lucic an immediate hit • Video: Reaction roundup
WRALSportsFan.com: Stories, video and audio
USA Today: Tim Thomas' blog