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Carolina Hurricanes @ Boston Bruins Storm Warning and Game Preview

Carolina hurricanes (10-6-4, 24 points).

Boston Bruins (17-3-0, 34 points)

November 25, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. EST

TD Garden – Boston, MA

Watch: NHL Network, Bally Sports South

Listen: 99.9 The Fan

SBN opposition: Stanley Cup of Chowder

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game notes

  • It’s no secret, but as a reminder for those hiding under a rock, the Carolina Hurricanes are playing miserable hockey right now, having lost four straight games, seven of their last nine, in real life at .500 (10 wins and 10 losses) from Thanksgiving and had one of their worst performances of the Rod Brind’Amour era on Wednesday night.
  • On the other hand, the Boston Bruins are by far the best team in the NHL. They had a seven-game winning streak Wednesday night that was snapped by the Panthers, but they have a perfect 11-0-0 at home this year.
  • This game feels like a great opportunity for the Hurricanes to turn around all their bad luck and start a new wave of post-turkey day momentum. It also feels like it could quickly spiral out of control and further sink everyone’s feelings in Raleigh.
  • As of Thursday evening, there had been no update on Antti Raanta, nor had the team called Zach Sawchenko from Chicago. Raanta was pulled from his expected start ahead of Wednesday’s warm-up and a morning skate problem and was noticeably absent from the bench throughout the game.
  • Pyotr Kochetkov faced the Bruins twice in the playoffs last year when Raanta appeared relieved in Carolina’s 5-2 win in which he famously beat Brad Marchand. His first-ever playoff start came in a 4-2 loss two nights later.
  • David Pastrnak is currently setting the league on fire with 30 points in 20 games. Hampus Lindholm also makes known his candidacy case for Norris with 18 points in 20 games played.
  • At the net, Linus Ullmark is 13-1-0 with a 1.96 GAA for Boston.
  • Carolina’s terrible power play faces a big challenge against Boston, whose penalty shootout unit is second in the league with 85.7%.
  • Last year marked only the second time in franchise history that the Hurricanes beat the Bruins 3-0-0 in the regular season, including two shutouts.

storm advice

  • Rating of the best plays from the first quarter of the Carolina Hurricanes season. [Canes Country]
  • In case you missed it, the Canes have signed Pyotr Kochetkov on a four-year extension. [Canes Country]
  • Brent Burns’ move to Hurricanes was facilitated by a great pairing with Jaccob Slavin. [The Athletic $]
  • We had a goalie fight here in North Carolina!

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