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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins Game 4: Lineups and Game Discussion

We still don’t have word on a Hurricanes lineup that will likely look very different tonight.

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Game Notes

  • While we don’t know much about the Hurricanes’ lineup tonight, we know Andrei Svechnikov and Joel Edmundson will be unfit to play and out. Rod Brind’Amour said Monday morning that Edmundson is definitely closer to playing, but good news came yesterday on Svechnikov with a report from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer:
  • Leading goal scorer David Pastrnak will be out again for Boston.
  • The puck will drop for game five of this series on Wednesday at 4 p.m. If the Hurricanes can win one of the next two games to force a game six, that game will go Thursday, with a time still TBD.
  • Trailing 2-1 in the series, the Canes face a pivotal game four tonight as they look to avoid a 3-1 deficit. They’ve got a pretty good track record in that regard. In fact, Carolina has not lost game four of a first-round series since 2002.
  • David Ayres sends his well wishes for tonight’s game:
  • More good news from the bubble:

Projected Lineups

Carolina Hurricanes

  • Check back later. We likely won’t have these until pregame, with Svechnikov out and Brind’Amour saying Sunday the lines would likely change, quite a bit.
  • We’ll see Ryan Dzingel draw in to replace Svechnikov, and Jake Gardiner could replace either Trevor van Riemsdyk or Sami Vatanen on the blue line.
  • With Brind’Amour rotating goalies so far in this series, James Reimer in net should be a safe assumption.

Boston Bruins

These we do have. David Pastrnak remains out, and Anders Bjork remains in his spot on Boston’s top line.

From Boston’s morning line rushes:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Anders Bjork
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Ondrej Kase
Sean Kuraly - Charlie Coyle - Jack Studnicka
Joakim Nordstorm - Par Lindholm - Chris Wagner

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - Connor Clifton
Jaroslav Halak
Daniel Vladar