NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Thursday, October 23rd (All times eastern)
Carolina Hurricanes (0-2-3-0) at Boston Bruins (4-1-2-0), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins try to stretch their winning streak to five games tonight when they welcome the winless Carolina Hurricanes to the FleetCenter.
Boston has reeled off victories over Dallas, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Colorado during the run, including a 4-1 victory Tuesday in Denver to wrap-up a six- game road trip. Michal Grosek, Brian Rolston, Jeff Jillson and Mike Knuble all tallied in the win, while Glen Murray and Joe Thornton each added three assists. Felix Potvin stopped 26 of 27 shots to record his second win of the season.
Rolston is now tied for second in the league with five goals, and Thornton sits third with eight points (1g, 7a). Knuble, meanwhile, tallied his fourth of the young season.
Boston makes a brief stop home tonight before heading back to the road. The B's will visit New Jersey on Saturday and Montreal three nights later.
Carolina, meanwhile, continues the search for its first victory on the heels of a 1-1 tie in Pittsburgh Wednesday night. Ron Francis tallied the lone goal for the Canes, knotting the score eight minutes into the second period. It was the first tally of the season for the veteran playmaker.
Kevin Weekes finished with 22 saves for the Hurricanes -- three in overtime -- and went head-to-head with Penguins' phenom Marc-Andre Fleury, who countered with 35 stops.
Carolina continued to struggle on the power play, going 0-for-4. Paul Maurice's club is a dismal 1-for-23 with the man advantage this season.
The Hurricanes' winless streak stands at five games for the season (0-2-3), but overall they have not won in 16 tilts. Carolina finished last season on an 0-9-2 slide and have not won since a 3-2 overtime triumph in Buffalo on March 12.
Carolina plays the third portion of a four-game road trip tonight, and will visit Philadelphia on Saturday.
The Bruins went 2-1-1 against the Hurricanes last season, but the road club is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings. Carolina has won three of its last four in Beantown.
10/23 10:15:01 ET