RALEIGH – Good afternoon from PNC Arena, where the Bruins will play their middle leg of a three-game road swing tonight against Carolina.
Tuukka Rask, who allowed four goals against Ottawa on Friday, will be back in the net tonight. Rask will be opposed by Cam Ward. Ward hasn’t played since Oct. 24, when he suffered a lower-body injury against Minnesota.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Jamie Erdahl), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 12-6-1, Hurricanes 8-8-4
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Carl Soderberg-Chris Kelly-Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg-Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Healthy scratch: Jordan Caron
Storylines: Ex-Bruin Anton Khudobin will not be in uniform. Khudobin remains sidelined with a lower-body injury. Khudobin spent most of the Bruins’ morning skate on the Carolina bench, talking with his former teammates. Khudobin was well liked in the Boston room and was a good fit as Rask’s No. 2… The Bruins enter tonight having killed off 28 straight penalties. Carolina has the 25th-ranked power play in the NHL (13.2 percent)… Alexander Semin (upper body) will not play. Semin has just three goals in 20 games… The Bruins will travel to New York after tonight’s game… Greg Kimmerly and Paul Devorski will be the referees. Darren Gibbs and Brad Lazarowich will be the linesmen.