Bruins look to secure spot in the Stanley Cup Final
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.
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.