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Canes at Bruins: Game Preview

The Canes will hit the ice in Boston Tuesday night, looking to improve to 2-0 against the Bruins on the season.

Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images

The Hurricanes are shipping up to Boston Tuesday night for their first road game since Jan. 1, meeting up with the Bruins for the second time this season.

Carolina got some bad news in the COVID department Monday, as skilled winger Martin Necas was placed in protocol. While Necas will be away, Jaccob Slavin (COVID) and Antti Raanta practiced Monday, so that’s good news.

The Bruins, as always, are a menace. Boston has won five straight games over the last week and a half, and Brad Marchand was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week with 10 points in four games.

Tonight’s game in also special in Boston because it’s Wilie O’Ree Day, and the Bruins will be retiring his No. 22 jersey prior to the game. Check out some info here from our friends over at Stanley Cup of Chowder.

Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Bruins
Category Hurricanes Bruins
Record 54-20-8 51-26-5
Goals/Game 3.38 3.08
Goals Against/Game 2.44 2.66
Shots/Game 34.12 36.12
Face Off Win % 53.9% 54.2%
Power Play % (Rank) 22.0% (13th) 21.2% (15th)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 88.0% (1st) 81.3% (9th)
ES Corsi For % 43.86% 56.14%
ES PDO 113.44 86.56
PIM/Game 12:00 22:00

Goaltender #1

Category Frederik Andersen Linus Ullmark
Category Frederik Andersen Linus Ullmark
Record 35-14-3 26-10-2
Save % .922 .917
GAA 2.17 2.45

Goaltender #2

Category Antti Raanta Jeremy Swayman
Category Antti Raanta Jeremy Swayman
Record 15-5-4 23-14-3
Save % .912 .914
GAA 2.45 2.41

Game Notes

  • The Canes won the first game against the Bruins this year 3-0 at home, with Tony DeAngelo, Nino Niederreiter and Andrei Svechnikov scoring in a Frederik Andersen shutout.
  • Carolina is 79-103-16-7 all time against the Bruins, with a 35-57-7-4 mark on the road.
  • Sebastian Aho has 13 points in 11 career games against Boston.
  • The Canes have now killed off 35 straight penalties, one away from tying the franchise record of 36.
  • Carolina’s 90.5 kill% is the best in the NHL.
  • Teuvo Teravainen is one assist away from 200 with the Canes.