In their last game, the Carolina Hurricanes improved to 5-0-0 on the young season with an impressive 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tonight, Carolina will face their toughest test of the season as the 3-2 Boston Bruins come into town, looking to make amends for their tough loss last night at the hands, or paws, of the Florida Panthers.
Boston lost a tough game to Florida last night and is coming into this game on the second half of a back-to-back with travel. They’re going to be tired, but they cannot be taken lightly. Carolina needs to play to the best of their abilities tonight as they themselves embark on the first half of a back-to-back, with Chicago waiting for them tomorrow night.
Carolina knows that tonight will be the first time they have played the B’s since the 2020 playoff bubble where Carolina was dispatched in 5 games. If the Hurricanes are going to improve to 6-0-0 and set a new franchise record to start the season, they will need to be on their game tonight against the new-look Bruins.
Why did I call them the new-look Bruins? Well, there’s no 6’10 Czech monster on the blueline anymore. They’ve lost their longtime second-line center to retirement. They have two new netminders behind their defense. This is a very different team to the one that the Hurricanes met in the bubble, and that doesn’t include what Boston lost in the expansion draft.
This is a Boston team that is weaker than years past, and we’re going to get a good look tonight at this. With the team tired and traveling in from Sunrise, Florida, Carolina has a chance to expose some vital flaws in the Bostonian beast that will meet them tonight. So, here’s how the Carolina Hurricanes can improve to 6-0-0 on the season tonight.