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
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
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
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
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