Hurricanes bring 1-0 lead into game 2 against the Bruins

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Boston Bruins (51-26-5, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hurricanes -120, Bruins +100; over/under is 5.5

NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes host the Boston Bruins in the first round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Monday for the sixth time this season. The Hurricanes won the previous meeting 5-1.

Carolina is 54-20-8 overall and 27-8-4 at home. The Hurricanes are seventh in league play with 331 total penalties (averaging four per game).

Boston has a 24-11-3 record in road games and a 51-26-5 record overall. The Bruins are 17-7-2 in games they convert at least one power play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Andrei Svechnikov has 30 goals and 39 assists for the Hurricanes. Brady Skjei has one goal and eight assists over the past 10 games.

Jake DeBrusk has scored 25 goals with 17 assists for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 8-2-0, averaging four goals, 6.7 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Bruins: 6-4-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.3 assists, four penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Frederik Andersen: day to day (undisclosed), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back).

Bruins: Jakub Zboril: out (lower body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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