RALEIGH, NC The Bruins will stick to the basics tonight in the season debut for backup goaltender Anton Khudobin, who has made only one appearance for the Bruins over the last two seasons. Khudobin led the Bruins out for the pregame warm-ups on the Carolina ice. Adam McQuaid isnt with the Bruins at PNC Arena for personal reasons, so spare defenseman Aaron Johnson will get the start for the Black and Gold.
The name of the game is limiting the speed of the young, talented Hurricanes attack, and trying to find a way to get some rubber past Cam Ward after he dominated them last season in four meetings.
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