November 18, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Tim Gleason (6) checks the Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla (12) during the 3rd period at PNC Center. The Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes: Game #67 At Boston Bruins


Mar 6, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) skates with the puck during the second period against the Washington Capitals at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes (29-28-9) will look to extend their winning streak to three this afternoon as they take on the Boston Bruins (44-17-5) in a matinee game at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on Fox Sports: Carolinas and 99.9 FM The Fan.

The Bruins won the two earlier meetings in November.

Hurricanes Lineup
Jiri Tlusty – Jordan Staal – Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner – Eric Staal – Elias Lindholm
Nathan Gerbe – Riley Nash – Patrick Dwyer
Drayson Bowman – Andrei Loktionov – Radek Dvorak
 
Andrej Sekera – Ryan Murphy
Ron Hainsey – Mike Komisarek
Brett Bellemore – Jay Harrison
 
Cam Ward/Anton Khudobin
Possible Scratches: John-Michael Liles, Justin Faulk (Injured). Manny Malhotra and Justin Peters (Healthy).
 
Bruins Lineup
Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Rielly Smith
Carl Soderberg – Chris Kelly – Louis Eriksson
Jordan Caron – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton
 
Zdeno Chara – Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski – Johnny Boychuk
Kevan Miller - Andrej Meszaros
 
Tuukka Rask/Chad Johnson
Possible Scratches: Daniel Paille, Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid (Injured).
 

Hurricanes Outlook

For a team that has played itself out of the playoffs, it has actually looked like a playoff team lately. However, continuing that against a tough Bruins team will not be easy.

Jordan Staal has been playing some of his best hockey as a Hurricane lately. The additions of Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty on his line has helped the center show some of his offensive promise.

Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm have also played well together.

There’s a good chance Justin Faulk will make his return to the lineup after missing five games with an upper-body injury.

Cam Ward is probable to be in net after earning wins in his last two starts.

Bruins Outlook

The Bruins play a tough game, as mentioned earlier, which usually leads to a good matchup between the Hurricanes’ speedy forwards and the Bruins’ rough-and-tumble forwards and defensemen.

And the team is coming in on an impressive run with seven straight wins. The team has not lost since March 1, winning games over the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens in the process.

David Krejci leads the team with 56 points, while Jarome Iginla has 51.

Tuukka Rask is considered one of the best netminders in the NHL and will provide competition in any game he is in.

A recap will be posted after the game.

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