Preview: Game Four at Boston

BOSTON, MA. – The Carolina Hurricanes will look to avenge their Game Three defeat Sunday afternoon as they take on the Boston Bruins at TD Garden once again.

When: Sunday, May 8, 12:30 pm EST

Watch: Bally Sports South, Bally Sports App, ESPN

Listen: 99.9 The Fan, Hurricanes.com/Listen, Hurricanes App

PROJECTED LINEUP

SERIES RECAPS:

  • Game One: Antti Raanta stops 35 out of 36, backstopping Carolina to a 5-1 win in his first career postseason start.
  • Game Two: Sebastian Aho, Nino Niederreiter score twice as Pyotr Kochetkov earns win in relief.
  • Game Three: Boston scores three special teams goals to claim a 4-2 victory.

THE QUICK HITS:

Since Friday’s Final Horn: As has become practice for Carolina thus far this series, the team held a limited skate on Saturday. Antti Raanta was on the ice as part of the crew and at Rod Brind’Amour’s media availability he said, “We’re going to see how he does today. We’re going to reassess everything when he comes back.” As for the opposition, Boston held a skate on their home ice.

Scouting The Other Side: Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy said Saturday that he intends to dress the same 18 skaters and start Jeremy Swayman in net once again. Defenseman Hampus Lindholm was ruled out for a second consecutive game as a result of the hit by Andrei Svechnikov in Game Two.

Taking Steps Forward: The demise of Carolina on Friday was their special teams, as not only did they go 0-for-5 on the power play, they allowed a momentum-shifting shorthanded goal, too. Players and coaches alike pinpointed it as the difference and something they hope to have better execution on today.

Martinook Likely Out: Canes forward Jordan Martinook left Friday’s Game Three during the second period with a lower-body injury and did not return. Brind’Amour said Saturday morning that one of either Stepan or Lorentz would have to come in for the injury. He also said that the staff was debating on making another switch as well.

Chatting With Coach: Along with a potential update on Martinook, Brind’Amour may answer questions about a potential starting netminder when he meets with the media at 10:15 am this morning.

Physical Nature: The two sides have combined for 241 hits through three games thus far this series. Andrei Svechnikov leads the way for Carolina with 14, nine of them coming in Game Two.

Living In The Daytime: Carolina went 11-2 in afternoon games during the regular season.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

What Are We Wearing ?: The Canes will be wearing their white sweaters today.

More Milestones: Sebastian Aho is one point shy of passing Rod Brind’Amour for the second-most points in franchise playoff history.


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