Boston, Massachusetts 2021-10-28 03:40:13 –
Carolina Hurricanes passed five games unscathed.
They aim for the first 6-0-0 start in franchise history when they oppose the Boston Bruins on Thursday night in Raleigh, NC.
“It’s very difficult to win this league,” said Stephen Lorenz of the Hurricane Center.
So far, this formula is valid for hurricanes where coaches adopt a simple concept.
“For men, I like how hard we are playing,” said Rod Brind Amur, coach of Carolina.
Bruins are in a slightly strange part of their schedule. The two-match journey includes a series of night matches against an undefeated team. It didn’t work for Boston, who lost 4-1 to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night and improved to 7-0-0.
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said, “Two undefeated teams must use and trust everyone.”
As part of that, we put Jack Stadonica at the center of the second line. When Bruins took the 1-0 lead in Florida, a 22-year-old rookie came in to assist Charlie Coyle’s goal and provide the first points of the season.
Boston evaluates options in its lineup.
“You talk about your depth all year round,” said Patrice Burgeron of the Bruins Center. “That’s what we think we have in Boston …. we have a system in place.”
For both teams, this match reflects part of a series of night games for the first time this season.
Bruins backend. The hurricane will play the third of four homestand matches against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
For a hurricane, a busy schedule must mean a change in goal folds at some point. Frederik Andersen has played every minute with Carolina goals throughout the first five games. There are 3 games in the next 4 days and expect Antti Raanta to work soon.
“We’re definitely at the point where we’re starting to deploy two goalkeepers,” said Brind’Amour.
Andersen, who likes Laanta to be in the first season of the Carolina organization, is the first goalkeeper in franchise history and has won each of the first five decisions.
Andersen said he didn’t pay much attention to the past goalkeeper patterns used by Brind’Amour. Instead, “whenever the goalkeeper coach tells me to play,” he will be there, Andersen said.
The hurricane has the courage to deal with the Bruins topline, which has suffered frequently over the past few years (although the team didn’t meet the restructured department at the end).
“They are a great group and they have been around for a long time,” said Brind Amur.
The hurricane has scored 22 goals and is ranked 4th in the league with an average of 4.4 per game. They lead the NHL with the fewest goals allowed per contest, 1.6. Bruins is in the middle of both list packs.
For Carolina defense Jacob Slavin, Thursday’s match is an opportunity to start another streak. He played part of 45 games without being sent to a penalty box until a tripping breach against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. His streak lasted more than 1,074 minutes of ice time.
The hurricane successfully killed 90% of the opponent’s power play, so the penalty issue worked in most cases.
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