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Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

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The Carolina Hurricanes take on the Boston Bruins tonight after a characteristically dull trade deadline.

Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Carolina Hurricanes come off of a flat trade deadline and five straight losses to take on the Bruins tonight in Boston.


Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Bruins
Category Hurricanes Bruins
Record 8-6 11-5
Goals/Game 2.79 3.31
Goals Against/Game 2.71 2.06
Shots/Game 30.9 34.3
Faceoff % 49.1% 53.3%
Power Play % (Rank) 10.0% (14) 31.9% (1)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 70.8% (14) 85.7% (4)
ES Corsi For % 55.61% 51.66%
ES PDO 101.2% 101.0
PIM/Game 8:38 6:30

Goaltender #1

Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Record 5-5 11-5
Save % .894 .939
GAA 2.73 1.96

Goaltender #2

Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Record 3-1 0-0
Save % .943 N/A
GAA 1.70 N/A

Game Notes

  • The Hurricanes trail all-time with a 77-99-21 record, including a 35-55-9 record in Boston.
  • The Hurricanes lost the first matchup of the season by a score of 7-1 in TD Garden. The two teams will play just once more after tonight’s tilt, which will take place in Carolina on March 13th.
  • The Canes won the 2016-17 season series with a 2-0-1 mark (Boston: 1-0-2).
  • The Canes have been strong recently against the B’s, earning a point in seven of the last eight games against the team, going 5-1-2 in that time.
  • Cam Ward is hot against Boston of late, going 4-1-1 in his last six decisions against the team.
  • Tonight will be Rick Nash’s home debut with his new club. His first game was a 4-1 loss in Buffalo on Saturday.
  • Jordan Staal was not on the ice for practice yesterday and remains out indefinitely. If you haven’t already, please consider donating to the Staal Family Foundation in memory of Hannah Staal.

Storm Advisory

  • After extending Josh Bailey on Friday, the Islanders were almost as quiet as the Canes leading up to the trade deadline yesterday. [SNY]
  • The team reacted to the news regarding the Staal family in the room yesterday. [N&O]
  • Who were the trade deadline’s biggest winners and losers? [NHL]
  • If you need to catch up on everything that happened yesterday around the league, the TSN trade tracker has you covered. [TSN]