Boston visits Carolina in game 7 of the
Boston Bruins (51-26-5, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hurricanes -135, Bruins +114; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Series tied 3-3
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins visit the Carolina Hurricanes in game seven of the first round of the NHL Playoffs. The teams meet Thursday for the sixth time this season. The Bruins won the previous matchup 5-2.
Carolina has gone 27-8-4 at home and 54-20-8 overall. The Hurricanes have a 40-3-6 record in games they score at least three goals.
Boston has a 24-11-3 record in road games and a 51-26-5 record overall. The Bruins have committed 347 total penalties (4.2 per game) to rank fourth in NHL play.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sebastian Aho has 37 goals and 44 assists for the Hurricanes. Seth Jarvis has scored five goals with four assists over the past 10 games.
Patrice Bergeron has scored 25 goals with 39 assists for the Bruins. Brad Marchand has five goals and 12 assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.8 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
Bruins: 6-4-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.4 assists, 5.6 penalties and 12.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower-body), Frederik Andersen: day to day (undisclosed), Antti Raanta: day to day (upper body), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back).
Bruins: Jakub Zboril: out (lower body).