BOSTON - With eight playoff wins down and eight to go, the Carolina Hurricanes face off with the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday.
When asked if he was prepared to divulge the team's starting goaltender, head coach Rod Brind'Amour laughed and said, "Not yet." Petr Mrazek suffered a lower-body injury in Game 2 of the Second Round and has practiced with the team this week.
Jordan Martinook, who has been gutting out a lower-body injury, and Micheal Ferland, who has been sidelined for the last eight games with an upper-body injury, are both expected to play in Game 1.
GAME 1 PREVIEW
Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes based on those assumptions and lines used in practice this week.
Scratches: Bean (healthy), Brown (healthy), Maenalenen (upper body), van Riemsdyk (upper body)
Note: Lineup is not official and is subject to change prior to opening faceoff.