RALEIGH, NC – The Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes will mix it up for the final time this year, and the Black and Gold are looking for the same kind of domination that allowed them to blow out the Canes last week in a six goal explosion at TD Garden. Carolina will start the same goalie in Justin Peters that was pulled from that blowout win for Boston, and Tuukka Rask will be back between the pipes for the B’s.
Peters has a 3.19 goals against average and a .902 save percentage for the Canes, and is backstopping a very suspect Carolina defense beset by injuries.
The lines will be exactly the same as they were against the Islanders with Dougie Hamilton once again serving as a healthy scratch for the second straight game.
Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings based on the pregame warm-up: