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NHL Playoffs First Round: Series 2-2
Bottom line: The Boston Bruins toured the Carolina Hurricanes for game five of the first round of the NHL playoffs, drawing the series 2–2. The teams will meet on Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Bruins won 5–2 in the last meeting. Brad Marchand led the Bruins with two goals.
Carolina is 54-20-8 on aggregate and 27-8-4 at home. The Hurricanes hold a 40-3-6 record in games that have scored at least three goals.
Boston has a 24-11-3 record in road games and a 51-26-5 record overall. The Bruins have a 39-6-1 record in games scoring at least three goals.
Top Performer: Sebastian Aho has 37 goals and 44 assists for the Hurricanes. Nino Niederreiter has scored five goals in the last 10 games and added three assists.
Marchand scored 32 goals and 47 assists for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron has eight goals and seven assists in the last 10 games.
Last 10 games: Hurricanes: 8-2-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.9 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while dropping 2.6 goals per game.
Bruins: 6-4-0, averages 3.1 goals, five assists, 5.1 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while conceding 2.5 goals per game.
Injuries: Hurricane: Jordan Martinook: Day-to-Day (lower body), Frederick Anderson: Day-to-Day (unknown), Antti Ranta: Day-to-Day (upper body), Jake Gardiner: Outside (hip/back).
Bruins: Charlie McAvoy: Out (Covid-19), Jacob Zaboril: Out (lower body), Hampus Lindholm: Day to Day (upper body).