The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off a great regular season hoping for a deep playoff run but first they need to take care of the Boston Bruins who are visiting the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on May 2, 2022.
- Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 2/5/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
Carolina Hurricanes Stats & Form
The Carolina Hurricanes finished the regular season as the second seed in the Eastern Conference with a 54-20-8 record.
The Hurricanes finished the regular season with six consecutive wins and are in good shape going into the series against the Boston Bruins.
The Hurricanes are the best defensive team in the league as they are ranked first in allowed goals and shots on goal per game as well as defending the power play situations.
Carolina has gone from a nine-year playoff drought to four straight postseason appearances for the first time since the former Hartford Whalers relocated to North Carolina in 1997.
They have won at least one postseason series each time, starting with reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2019. Yet that run ended in a sweep against the Bruins, who ousted the Hurricanes in a five-game first-round series in the Toronto bubble a year later.
Carolina Hurricanes News
Frederik Andersen will not suit up for the Hurricanes tonight.
Boston Bruins Stats & Form
The Boston Bruins finished the regular season as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 51-26-5 record.
The Bruins lost the last regular season game but won the previous four. Boston is fourth in the league allowing 2.7 goals per game and ranked 15th scoring 3.1.
The Bruins had a middle-of-the-road record up until the turn of the calendar and they’ve gone an impressive 37-16-3 since New Year’s Day.
The Bruins’ power-play percentage was a respectable 21.2 percent this season, good for 15th in the NHL. But that hides the fact that Boston went through an 0-for-39 stretch before Pastrnak scored his 15th power-play goal, and 40th of the season, in a 5-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.
Boston Bruins News
Jesper Froden and Jakub Zboril will not play for the Bruins tonight.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Head-to-Head Stats
Boston has won 6 of the last 10 games against Carolina but the Hurricanes destroyed the Bruins in the regular season. They won all three games by a combined score of 16-1.
Six of the last ten games between these two have ended under 5.5 goals.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes are slight favourites coming into this game with 134 odds to win while the Bruins are at 157 and 322 odds are set for a draw.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with both ways at -110.
It’s the third time in the last four years these teams have met in the postseason. The Bruins eliminated the Hurricanes in the 2019 Eastern Conference Final and 2020 first round. Boston had home ice advantage in those two series, but Carolina has that edge this time.
The series will pitch two staunch defences against each other, with the Hurricanes first in the NHL in goals against per game (2.44) and the Bruins fourth (2.66). Carolina will be without its starting goalie, Frederik Andersen but they are still the better team among these two and will not allow another playoff exit by the Bruins. In order to do that, they need to win Game 1 tonight which they will in a game that will finish under 5.5 goals.