RALEIGH – Good morning from the RBC Center, where the Bruins will kick off a four-game road swing against the Hurricanes tonight. This should be the friends-and-family game, considering that little football game that will commence an hour after puck drop.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),100.7 WZLX (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 28-11-1, Hurricanes 15-23-7
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Benoit Pouliot-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Zach Hamill, Steven Kampfer
Storylines: David Krejci brings a 10-game scoring streak into tonight. Krejci has five goals and 10 assists during the streak… Jeff Skinner and Joni Pitkanen are on injured reserve. Both are sidelined with concussions… The Hurricanes have a pair of wins over the Bruins this season. Carolina always plays the Bruins tough… This will be Boston’s first look at Carolina under Kirk Muller, who is undoubtedly relieved his paychecks aren’t signed by the Molsons anymore… Steve Kozari and Marcus Vinnerborg will be the referees. Brian Murphy and Jay Sharrers will be the linesmen.