Boston Bruins (20-12-4) vs Carolina Hurricanes (14-15-5) Live | NHL Hockey on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm in PNC Arena.
Patrice Bergeron is back and everything is fine for the Boston Bruins who took the road to face the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Bergeron returned on Saturday after missing 16 games with rib and clavicle injuries. He scored two goals, including the 300th of his career, and two assists in Boston’s 5-2 victory over Nashville on Saturday.
“I was very excited before the game,” Bergeron told reporters. “It’s one of those things where you get that adrenaline and that nervousness before and it’s actually a good thing, you know, I was waiting for it for a while, so you know, I was really happy to be back this morning.” The Bruins have not lost the game in their three-game winning streak, as they await the victory for the third time in four away games. improved his record of 7-8-4 away from home Carolina ruled out for the third time this season, 3-0 in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
TV: ET 17h, Sportsnet One; NESN (Boston), FS Carolinas
Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes: Odds Line
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -113 / Boston Bruins +102 — Over/Under: 6
Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes: News
THE BRUINS (20-12-4):
David Pastrnak (47 points) and Marchand (39) scored and won two assists on Saturday, and Pastrnak scored his 23rd goal. Pastrnak has scored twice and has six assists in the last three games, while Marchand has five goals in his last seven games. Halak, who is 3-0-0 with a .961 completion percentage in the last three games, will give way to Tuukka Rask, who has a 9-3-3 record with 2.10 and a .933 SP against hurricanes.
THE HURRICANES (14-15-5):
Sebastian Aho leads the team with 12 goals and 34 points, but sideline for two games since scoring five goals and three assists in the last five games. Jordan Staal, who returned Thursday after losing five games due to a concussion, left Saturday’s game in the second period with what the team called an upper-body injury. Petr Mrazek (5-7-2, 2.60, 0.897) should start on the goals after Curtis McElhinney stopped 29 shots against Pittsburgh in his first game since his absence six (lower body).
Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes: Betting Line
- Boston, who entered Saturday with the No. 5 power play unit in the league, has a 5-to-10 advantage, with a male lead in his last three games, which raises his average to 27, 4 while their editors are 11 to 11 in the last five contests.
- Carolina will use the former Whalers’ uniforms for the first time since she moved to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1997.
- Bergeron is the sixth player to score 300 goals for the Bruins, joining Johnny Bucyk (545), Phil Esposito (459), Rick Middleton (402), Ray Bourque (395) and Cam Neely (344).
Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes: Predictiom
Bruins 3, Hurricanes 2