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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins
Recap

Max Domi powers Hurricanes to Game 7 win over Bruins

May 14, 2022, 11:34 PM

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Max Domi had two goals and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes fend off and eliminate the visiting Boston Bruins with a 3-2 win in Game 7 of their first-round series on Saturday.

The Hurricanes withstood a goal and ensuring flurry in the final 22 seconds to seal the win.

Domi's output matched the Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers franchise record for most points in a Game 7.

Carolina will face the winner of the series between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and an assist, and Jaccob Slavin had two assists for the Hurricanes, who are 6-0 in Game 7s since relocating from Hartford. Antti Raanta made 26 saves.

Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak scored, and Jeremy Swayman made 28 saves for the Bruins.

Teravainen gave Carolina a 1-0 lead at 18:36 of the first period. Slavin, at the left point, sent a pass to Domi at the far side of the net and Domi quickly dished to Teravainen in front.

Taylor Hall was assessed a double minor for high-sticking with 58 seconds remaining in the opening frame. Vincent Trocheck came close to doubling the Hurricanes' lead on the power play carryover 46 seconds into the second period but his shot hit the post.

Domi put the home side ahead 2-0 at 3:14 of the second.

The winger won a battle in the corner and got the puck back to Brady Skjei at the point. Skjei's shot to the net redirected off Jordan Staal in front over to Domi at the side of the net, who tucked it in on the backhand.

DeBrusk cut it to 2-1 just under two minutes later. Patrice Bergeron's pass attempt from the left wall to a pinching Charlie McAvoy missed the defenseman, landing on the tape of DeBrusk at 5:04.

Trent Frederic came close to netting the equalizer at 10:19 of the second period, but his shot from the high slot hit the post.

Domi made it 3-1 just 14 seconds later with Teravainen feeding him for a one-timer from the slot at 10:33.

With the Bruins' net empty, Pastrnak capitalized from the left circle to narrow it to 3-2 with 21 seconds remaining in the third.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins
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With a home-ice edge, Hurricanes face Bruins in Game 7

May 13, 2022, 8:31 PM

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Win or go home.

The season will be on the line for both sides when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round series on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.

The Bruins forced the deciding contest with a 5-2 win in Game 6 on Thursday in Boston.

"This is what you play for," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "Guys should be excited. Game 7, Stanley Cup playoffs, home or road. I'd rather be at home, but we play where we play. I'd play on Mars if we had to."

For Cassidy's crew to knock out the Hurricanes, they'll have to do something they have yet to accomplish thus far in the postseason -- be victorious in Raleigh.

"We've got to win now one road game," Cassidy said. "That's what's in front of us. We knew that when we started this series. We'd have to win a road game, at least one, if we wanted to advance. So here it is."

Depth proved to be a strength for the Bruins in Game 6, with four of the five goals coming from someone other than their usual go-to scorers, Brad Marchand and captain Patrice Bergeron.

"You always want to help out and produce, but you just want to play the right way," said Charlie Coyle, who had a goal and an assist and sits tied for second on the team in postseason scoring. "That's all it is, no matter who you're playing with.

"We got a lot of contributions from different guys (Thursday). ... We're just glad we got the job done."

Carolina hopes the trend of home-ice advantage, which has factored into each side skating away victorious in their own rinks, continues for Saturday's tilt.

"Everybody is obviously excited about it. It's do or die," goalie Antti Raanta said. "With how the series has been, home teams have been successful. We're hoping that we can keep that going and get the energy from the crowd."

Stronger play on special teams at home has been key for the Hurricanes. After going 0-for-3 on the power play in the series opener, Carolina went 4-for-14 (28.6 percent) in Games 2 and 5. At the other end, the Hurricanes' penalty killers have held the Bruins to one goal on 11 opportunities through three games in Raleigh.

"You need everyone playing detailed hockey and limiting your mistakes as best you can," captain Jordan Staal said. "And obviously just trusting in our game. Those are all the things we faltered at (Thursday). We have to come out in Game 7 with an effort that we obviously need to beat this team."

The Hurricanes are looking for more from their top-end talent, who have struggled to produce as the series has progressed. Andrei Svechnikov scored both goals on Thursday, his first tallies since Game 1.

Sebastian Aho had two assists in Game 5 but hasn't scored since striking twice in Game 2.

"We say it all the time, but we've got to get everyone going," coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "Let's just be blunt. If you play poorly here, then you're going to be in trouble. It was nice to see (Svechnikov) get a couple, but we need everybody to be ready to roll next game."

--Field Level Media

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins
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Bruins D Charlie McAvoy out of COVID protocol, to play Game 5

May 10, 2022, 9:52 PM

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Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy cleared COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday and was flown to Raleigh, N.C., to suit up for Game 5 of Boston's first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

McAvoy was a late scratch for the Bruins' Game 4 win over Carolina due to the protocol. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy had said earlier Tuesday that McAvoy would not be available for Game 5 either.

Then, several reporters spotted McAvoy arriving on his own to PNC Arena in Raleigh a few hours before the 7 p.m. puck drop. ESPN reported that Bruins ownership organized a private jet for him to fly down in time for the game.

McAvoy tallied career highs of 10 goals and 46 assists (56 points) in 78 regular-season games in his fifth NHL campaign, all spent with Boston. He added two assists in the first three games of the Hurricanes series.

The Bruins will still be without defenseman Hampus Lindholm, who has sat out since absorbing a big hit from Carolina's Andrei Svechnikov in Game 2. McAvoy and Lindholm usually comprise Boston's top defensive pairing.

The series is tied 2-2. Game 6 is scheduled for Thursday in Boston.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes
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Boston's Brad Marchand, Derek Forbort each fined $5K

May 5, 2022, 6:58 PM

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The Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand and Derek Forbort were each fined the maximum $5,000 Thursday for their actions in Wednesday night's Game 2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The NHL levied the fine on Marchand for slashing backup goalie Pyotr Kochetkov and Forbort for high sticking Teuvo Teravainen.

Kochetkov was between the pipes after starting goalie Antti Raanta had to leave the game following a collision with Boston's David Pastrnak. Kochetkov was hit with a slashing minor on the play with Marchand but was not fined.

Forbort got four minutes for his high stick. Forbort had eight penalty minutes in all, including roughing at the end of the game.

The Bruins had 28 PIM to Carolina's 18. The Hurricanes had nine power plays, converting on two.

Carolina leads the Eastern Conference first-round series 2-0. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Colorado Avalanche
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Hurricanes G Frederik Andersen out at least one week

April 19, 2022, 3:32 PM

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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen is expected to be sidelined at least one week because of a lower-body injury, coach Rod Brind'Amour announced.

Andersen sustained the injury during the third period of the Hurricanes' 7-4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

"That'll be probably re-evaluated in about a week," Brind'Amour said prior to Carolina's 5-3 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. "We'll get a sense of where he's at then."

Andersen, 32, sports a 35-14-3 record with four shutouts, an NHL second-best 2.17 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 52 games (51 starts) this season.

He is 261-114-51 with 23 shutouts, a 2.59 GAA and .916 save percentage in 445 career games (432 starts) with the Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Hurricanes.

Antti Raanta is expected to serve as the Hurricanes' primary goaltender in Andersen's absence.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Boston Bruins at Calgary Flames
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Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark exits after first period

April 15, 2022, 1:21 AM

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Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark left after the first period of Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

The Bruins did not immediately announce the reason for Ullmark's departure. He took a high shot in the first period and reportedly talked with trainers.

Ullmark stopped all eight shots he faced during the first period. He was replaced in the second by Jeremy Swayman.

Entering Thursday's game, Ullmark was 23-10-2 with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins
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Report: Penguins to meet Bruins in 2023 Winter Classic

April 13, 2022, 4:09 PM

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will play the Boston Bruins in the 2023 NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 2, ESPN reported Wednesday.

The NHL announced in February that the Bruins would host the game, with the opponent and date left to be set.

This will be the third Winter Classic for the Penguins, who played in the inaugural game against the Buffalo Sabres in Orchard Park, N.Y. That game, played on Jan. 1, 2008, marked the NHL beginning its tradition of hosting an outdoor game to start the new calendar year.

It will be the fifth NHL regular-season outdoor game for the Bruins and the second time the Winter Classic has been played at Fenway Park, home of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox. The Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime on Jan. 1, 2010, to win the third Winter Classic.

The St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-4 at Target Field in Minneapolis on Jan. 1 to win the 2022 Winter Classic.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins
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Bruins' David Pastrnak, Hampus Lindholm out vs. Lightning

April 8, 2022, 6:58 PM

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Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak and defenseman Hampus Lindholm have been ruled out of Friday's game against the host Tampa Bay Lightning.

Pastrnak will miss his second straight game since sustaining an undisclosed injury in the third period of Boston's 3-2 overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

Lindholm suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of the Bruins' 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

"Hopefully (Lindholm) gets on the ice tomorrow," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Friday. "'Pasta' didn't skate. I would say, Lindholm is probably a little ahead of Pasta in terms of who will play next but certainly neither tonight."

Pastrnak, 25, boasts a team-leading 38 goals in 69 games this season. His 71 points are tied with Brad Marchand for top honors on the club.

Pastrnak has 498 points (238 goals, 260 assists) in 507 career games since being selected by Boston with the 25th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Lindholm, 28, has four assists in seven games with the Bruins since he was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks on March 19.

He has 226 points (57 goals, 169 assists) in 589 career games since being selected by the Ducks with the sixth overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins
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Bruins' David Pastrnak, Trent Frederic out vs. Red Wings

April 5, 2022, 5:07 PM

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Boston Bruins forwards David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic have been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the host Detroit Red Wings.

Pastrnak sustained an undisclosed injury after being muscled to the ice by defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov in the third period of Boston's 3-2 overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday. Pastrnak retreated to the locker room and did not return.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy suggested Pastrnak's injury may stem from a lingering issue.

"He had an injury there against Winnipeg (on March 18), a goalie exchange with (Linus) Ullmark, that flared up one day. So I don't know if this is the exact same thing or not. I just found out," Cassidy said.

"So it might be that he hasn't completely healed, so if that ends up being the case, if that's the message we get, then he's going to need whatever amount of time to get it right. So I don't think it's long-term, we'll put him as day to day, but who knows?"

Pastrnak, 25, boasts a team-leading 38 goals in 69 games this season. His 71 points are tied with Brad Marchand for top honors on the club.

Pastrnak has 498 points (238 goals, 260 assists) in 507 career games since being selected by Boston with the 25th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Frederic, 24, is nursing an upper-body injury.

He has career-best totals in goals (five), assists (10) and points (15) this season.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina Hurricanes
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Panthers F Jesperi Kotkaniemi to miss 2-3 weeks

March 31, 2022, 9:34 PM

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The Carolina Hurricanes, in a tie for the top spot in the Eastern Conference heading into play Thursday, will have to get by without forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi for up to three weeks because of a lower-body injury.

Kotkaniemi, who has 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) on the season, was injured during Monday's 6-1 victory over the Washington Capitals when he was checked by Lars Eller.

The 21-year-old is in his first season with the Panthers and just signed an eight-year, $38.56-million deal with the team earlier this month.

"It's going to be at least a couple weeks to three weeks," Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "That's long for me, so that's not good."

In a bit of fortunate timing, Carolina forward Jordan Martinook is expected to return from his own lower-body injury Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens after missing seven games. He is expected to take Kotkaniemi's spot in the lineup.

--Field Level Media

NHL: New York Islanders at Boston Bruins
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NHL fines Bruins' Taylor Hall, Predators' Tanner Jeannot

March 30, 2022, 4:30 PM

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Boston Bruins forward Taylor Hall and Nashville Predators rookie forward Tanner Jeannot are a little lighter in the wallet on Wednesday.

The NHL fined Hall $5,000 for roughing Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin during Tuesday's game. The league also docked Jeannot $2,000 for kneeing Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk in Tuesday's contest.

Both fines were the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement.

Hall, 30, was assessed a minor penalty for roughing after punching Lyubushkin in the side of the head with 4:16 remaining in the second period. Lyubushkin levied a hit on Hall prior to the latter's punch.

Lyubushkin did not return to the game for what the Maple Leafs called precautionary reasons.

Hall scored his 15th goal of the season late in the third period of Boston's 6-4 loss to Toronto. The former Hart Trophy recipient also has 35 assists in 66 games this season.

Jeannot, 24, was assessed a minor penalty for tripping at 1:22 of the third period.

Tkachuk remained in the game for the Senators, who dropped a 4-1 decision to the Predators.

Jeannot scored his NHL rookie-leading 23rd goal of this season at 10:07 of the third period. He also has 17 assists in 66 games.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Minnesota Wild at New York Rangers
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Rangers acquire F Maxim Letunov from Hurricanes

March 28, 2022, 7:06 PM

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The New York Rangers acquired former second-round draft pick Maxim Letunov on Monday, sending Tarmo Reunanen to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Letunov, 26, played in three NHL games in 2019-20 with the San Jose Sharks. The forward scored a goal in his short stay. He was the 52nd overall draft pick by the St. Louis Blues in 2014.

Reunanen, 24, has just four games of NHL experience with the Rangers last season. The defenseman, who was a fourth-round draft pick by the Rangers in 2016, had an assist in 53 minutes of ice time.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina Hurricanes
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Hurricanes sign Jesperi Kotkaniemi to eight-year extension

March 21, 2022, 8:49 PM

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi signed an eight-year contract extension on Monday.

The Hurricanes said the deal will pay Kotkaniemi an average annual salary of $4.82 million through the 2029-30 campaign.

Kotkaniemi, 21, is making $6.1 million this season after joining the club as a restricted free agent in the offseason. He played his first three NHL seasons with Montreal but the Canadiens declined the offer sheet presented by the Hurricanes.

"Jesperi has shown us just how high his ceiling can be through his skill and work ethic, and that he is a great fit with our young core," Carolina general manager Don Waddell said in a news release. "He is still just 21 years old, and we are confident his role in our organization will continue to expand in the years to come."

Kotkaniemi has 11 goals this season to match his career best. He also has 12 assists for 23 points in 59 games.

Overall, Kotkaniemi has 33 goals and 52 assists in 230 career NHL games. The Finnish native was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2018 draft.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets
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Report: Hurricanes acquire Max Domi from Blue Jackets

March 21, 2022, 7:55 PM

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The Metropolitan Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes acquired forward Max Domi from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for prospect Aidan Hreschuk just before Monday afternoon's NHL trade deadline, Canadian outlet Sportsnet reported.

Domi, the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, will head to his fourth team in seven years.

Domi, 27, recorded nine goals and 23 assists in 53 games for Columbus this season. The Blue Jackets landed him in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens just before the start of the 2020-21 season.

In seven seasons with the Arizona Coyotes (2015-18), Montreal (2018-20) and Columbus, Domi has amassed 99 goals and 208 assists across 482 career games.

Carolina added Domi as it tries to land the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes, with 88 points, entered Monday with a narrow three-point lead over the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins in their division while just two points behind the Florida Panthers for the best record in the East.

Hreschuk is a left-handed defenseman currently playing at Boston College. Carolina selected him in the third round (94th overall) in the 2021 draft.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Boston Bruins
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Bruins re-sign F Jake DeBrusk to 2-year extension

March 21, 2022, 2:55 PM

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The Boston Bruins on Monday announced a two-year contract extension for forward Jake DeBrusk.

The Athletic reports that DeBrusk, who was seeking a trade, still could be dealt before the Monday 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. The extension could help facilitate a trade, per the report.

As it stands, DeBrusk gets $4 million per season in the deal.

DeBrusk, 25, has 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 57 games this season. He has 160 career points (82 goals, 78 assists) in 301 games, all in Boston. The Bruins selected him No. 14 overall in the 2015 draft.

--Field Level Media