The Bruins come into their game against the Hurricanes riding a seven-game winning streak as they head into the last month of the season. They've gone 10-1-2 in their last 13 games and 15-2-3 in their last 20 games.
It's safe to say they've been playing well.
Now they can work on evaluating potential extra forwards, on solidifying their defensive pairings, on giving players extra rest. They'll continue that today by giving Matt Lindblad, who was called up from Providence, his first NHL start.
Game time: 1 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub
Records: Bruins 44-17-5, Hurricanes 29-28-9
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-Loui Eriksson
Matt Lindblad-Gregory Campbell-Daniel Paille
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Kevan Miller
Notes: Matt Lindblad will wear No. 52 in his NHL debut today. ... The Bruins begin a stretch of three games in four days today, with games on Monday against Minnesota and Tuesday in New Jersey. They also are ending a stretch of three-in-four, after playing Wednesday in Montreal and Thursday at home vs. Phoenix. ... Shawn Thornton, Jordan Caron, and Andrej Meszaros are expected to be the healthy scratches. ... The referees are Brad Meier and Chris Rooney. The linesmen are Darren Gibbs and Jonny Murray.