Carolina Hurricanes (25-8-2, second in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (22-11-2, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts Carolina trying to continue its three-game home winning streak.
The Bruins are 15-7-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston is eighth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Urho Vaakanainen with 0.8.
The Hurricanes are 11-5-1 against conference opponents. Carolina ranks sixth in the league averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Sebastian Aho with 16.
Carolina beat Boston 3-0 in the last meeting between these teams on Oct. 28.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 43 points, scoring 20 goals and adding 23 assists. Taylor Hall has eight assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
Teuvo Teravainen leads the Hurricanes with a plus-13 in 35 games this season. Aho has 9 points over the last 10 games for Carolina.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 8-2-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.2 assists, 5.5 penalties and 13.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Hurricanes: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 7.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
INJURIES: Bruins: John Moore: day to day (upper body), Nick Foligno: day to day (lower body), Matt Grzelcyk: out (health protocols), Derek Forbort: out (health protocols), Connor Clifton: out (health protocols), Trent Frederic: day to day (upper body).
Hurricanes: Antti Raanta: day to day (upper body), Jaccob Slavin: out (covid-19 protocol).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
Boston puts home win streak on the line against Carolina
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