A wrap here on Causeway Street. Canes, 3-0. Bruins 4-4-1 in last nine. Mid-winter mediocre.
3:00 to go. Canes, 3-0.
Marchand slashing minor takes Bruins out of power play after only 8 ticks of the clock.
With 5:53 to go, Bruins with one more crack with sputtering PP.
8:00 to go. Looks like Bruins will go quietly to 32-15-2.
Bruins on power play with 12:06 to go. A little bingo?
3:13 -- Canes, 3-0. Sutter spares 17,565 prospect of a shootout chicanery by canning his wrister.
This is the ninth straight game the Bruins have entered third period without a lead.
End 40:00 on Causway. Bruins will enter the third with 2-0 deficit.
16:41 - Canes, 2-0. Ruutu pops in two-goal lead, into open left side, after Sutter makes steal off Ference-to-McQuaid attempt high in Boston's defensive end.
Rask robs Dwyer, glove hand, off 15-foot snap from slot. Preserves 1-0 deficit at 15:59.
5:14 to go. No change on the scoreboard. Bruins now with 27-19 shot lead. Always lots of goals when Dr. Shinzawa blogs games. Beginning to think he must makes up the score.
Midway through period. Tropical Depression still with 1-0 lead.
Nearly 6:00 gone, Bruins still without a shot this period.
Bruins win 13 of 16 faceoffs in first period. Outshoot Canes, 22-8. Add it all up: one-goal deficit. Hockey.
Boychuk on ice prior to start of period.
End 20:00. Canes, 1-0. Boychuk remains hors de combat. Awaiting word from Dr. Recchi.
15:33 -- Krejci to penalty box for boarding. First PP of eve.
11:51 -- Bruins may have lost Boychuk for night. Nailed in corner by Ruutu on Staal goal. Looked to have injured right wrist or arm up against glass.
11:51 -- Canes, 1-0. Staal pots one-time at right post off Tlusty feed from near LW corner.
10:40 gone. No score. Bruins with better pressure, 13-4 shot lead. Can't dent Ward.
Still 0-0 with timeout at 8:08. Bruins with 6-4 shot lead.
Marchand misses wide right with backhander near right post after Seguin tosses pass cross slot at 7:32.
Carolina with excellent scoring chance at 4:59. McBain backhand lift hits crossbar.
Proud American Rene Rancourt handles honors, wearing red-white-and-blue vest.
Rask leads out Bruins. Will start. Puck drop just a couple of minutes away.
Less than an hour to go here tonight for the Bruins-Canes tilt. Lots of NHL scouts in attendance, picking over the Carolina carcass.
Andrew Ference back in after serving his three-game penance for bad hit on NYR's Ryan McDonagh. Steven Kampfer will be up here in the press box.
Nathan Horton (concussion) remains sidelined. The club is offering no timeline as to his return.