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Carolina Hurricanes (10-5-1, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Boston Bruins (14-2-0, first in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Friday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes, on a four-game losing streak, play the Boston Bruins.

Boston has an 11-0-0 record in home games and a 14-2-0 record overall. The Bruins have a +29 scoring differential, with 64 total goals scored and 35 conceded.

Carolina has a 6-3-3 record in road games and a 10-5-1 record overall. The Hurricanes have gone 5-1-0 in games they score one or more power-play goals.

The teams meet Friday for the sixth time this season. The Hurricanes won 3-2 in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: David Pastrnak has 12 goals and 16 assists for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron has scored five goals and added three assists over the past 10 games.

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Sebastian Aho has nine goals and 13 assists for the Hurricanes. Martin Necas has three goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 8-2-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.9 penalties and 12.9 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.

Hurricanes: 3-4-3, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

INJURIES: Bruins: Trent Frederic: day to day (shoulder), Derek Forbort: out (upper-body), Matthew Filipe: out (undisclosed).

Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Frederik Andersen: out (undisclosed), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Teuvo Teravainen: out (upper body), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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