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Friday, November 24th (All times eastern)

Carolina Hurricanes (12-9-3) at Boston Bruins (9-8-2), 12 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins try to post another winning streak today when they welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to TD Banknorth Garden.

Boston won a season-high four consecutive games before losing, 3-2, to Florida on Monday, However, the B's bounced right back with Wednesday's 4-3 shootout decision in Pittsburgh.

Marco Sturm scored the game-winner in the shootout to lift the B's, who toppled the Pens for the eighth consecutive meeting.

Sturm also had a goal in regulation and Zdeno Chara and Stanislav Chistov chipped in power-play goals for the Bruins.

Sturm ended a five-game personal goal-scoring drought.

Boston, which is 6-4-1 on home ice, will play the first of two straight in Toronto on Saturday.

Carolina, meanwhile, has lost two consecutive matches. On Wednesday the Canes dropped a 4-2 tilt on Long Island, as Alexei Yashin tallied a goal and an assist to lift the Islanders.

Scott Walker notched his 10th goal of the season for Carolina, and Trevor Letowski also tallied. On Wednesday night the Canes were blanked, 4-0, by the NY Rangers.

John Grahame stopped 44 of 47 shots for Carolina, which is two points behind Atlanta in the Southeast Division race.

Carolina, which is 6-6-2 on the road, will host Ottawa on Tuesday.

The Hurricanes took three of the four meetings with the Bruins last season.

11/24 10:11:12 ET


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