Bru­ins look to se­cure spot in the Stan­ley Cup Fi­nal

The Sudbury Star - - SPORTS -

The Bos­ton Bru­ins look to clinch the Eastern Con­fer­ence fi­nals over the Carolina Hur­ri­canes in Game 4. The teams meet Thurs­day for the sev­enth time this sea­son, with the Bru­ins win­ning the last meet­ing 2-1.

The Hur­ri­canes are 27-21-4 against con­fer­ence op­po­nents. Carolina leads the NHL shoot­ing 34.4 shots per game while av­er­ag­ing 3.0 goals.

The Bru­ins have gone 2015-6 away from home. Bos­ton av­er­ages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the sec­ond-most in the NHL. Brad Marc­hand leads the team serv­ing 96 to­tal minutes.

Top Per­form­ers: Se­bas­tian Aho leads the Hur­ri­canes with 83 to­tal points, scor­ing 30 goals and adding 53 as­sists. Teuvo Ter­a­vainen has six goals and two as­sists over the last 10 games for Carolina.

David Pas­tr­nak leads the Bru­ins with 38 to­tal goals and has to­talled 81 points. Char­lie Coyle has four goals and five as­sists over the last 10 games for Bos­ton.

Dur­ing the play­offs: The Bru­ins are av­er­ag­ing 3.3 goals, 5.4 as­sists, 3.2 penal­ties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giv­ing up 2.1 goals per game with a .937 save per­cent­age. The Hur­ri­canes are av­er­ag­ing 2.8 goals, 5.0 as­sists, 3.9 penal­ties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giv­ing up 2.7 goals per game with a .903 save per­cent­age.

IN­JURIES

Hur­ri­canes: Trevor van Riems­dyk, out for sea­son (up­per body); Saku Mae­nala­nen: out (up­per body).

Bru­ins: Noel Ac­ciari, day to day (up­per body); Kevin Miller, out (up­per body); John Moore, day to day (up­per body); Chris Wag­ner, day to day.

David Pas­tr­nak

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