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Game 5 Recap: Canes Eliminated by Bruins

Canes' season ends with First Round defeat in Toronto

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - The Carolina Hurricanes were eliminated from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in a 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the First Round.

Haydn Fleury got the Canes on the board first, but two power-play goals from the Bruins late in the second period were the difference.

Here are five takeaways from Game 5.

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Game 5 Projected Lineup: Hurricanes vs. Bruins

Canes need a win to remain alive in the playoffs

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - The Carolina Hurricanes need a win against the Boston Bruins in Game 5 to remain alive in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Canes still should have the services of Jordan Staal, who left Game 4 in the third period but practiced with the team on Tuesday.

"We're looking at him now and evaluating where he is and how he feels," head coach Rod Brind'Amour said after practice. "It was a good sign that he was out there today."

GAME 5 PREVIEW

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Game 5 Preview: Hurricanes vs. Bruins

Canes fighting to stay alive in the playoffs

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - The Carolina Hurricanes will attempt to stave off elimination when they face off with the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the First Round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

After the teams split the first two games of the series, Boston won two straight games to push the Canes' backs up against the wall, putting their postseason lives and their time in the Toronto bubble on the line.

"We have nothing to lose right now," Brock McGinn said on Tuesday. "We just have to go out there and win one game at a time."

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Game 4 Recap: Bruins Roar Back in Third to Top Canes

Canes lose 2-0 lead to fall behind 3-1 in First Round

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - The Carolina Hurricanes saw a 2-0 lead evaporate in the third period in a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the First Round.

Justin Williams and Jordan Martinook helped the Canes build an advantage through the first 40 minutes, but the Bruins roared back with four straight goals in the final frame to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Here are five takeaways from Game 4.

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Game 4 Projected Lineup: Bruins vs. Hurricanes

Brind'Amour: 'We need everybody to step up'

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - A pivotal Game 4 is ahead for the Carolina Hurricanes, who will either level their First Round series against the Boston Bruins at two games apiece or fall into a 3-1 series deficit.

The Canes will be without Andrei Svechnikov, who underwent an MRI on Sunday, and Joel Edmundson, who head coach Rod Brind'Amour said this morning is obviously "closer to playing" than Svechnikov.

"We need everybody to step up," Brind'Amour said. "If you're going to beat the best team in the league, you can't do it with half the team or a few guys. You need everybody going."

GAME 4 PREVIEW

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Game 4 Preview: Bruins vs. Hurricanes

Canes own 8-1 all-time record in Game 4 when trailing 2-1 in playoff series

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - Trailing 2-1 in their best-of-seven First Round series against the Boston Bruins, the Carolina Hurricanes are in search of a critical win in Game 4.

After the teams split the first two games of the series, Boston landed the latest blow with a 3-1 win in Game 3. Making a bad game even worse for the Canes was the injury to Andrei Svechnikov, who is highly doubtful to return in the series.

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Game 3 Recap: Canes Come Up Short Against Bruins

Niederreiter scores, but Bruins hold on

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - The Carolina Hurricanes attempted to erase a two-goal deficit in the third period but came up just short in a 3-1 loss in Game 3.

Though Nino Niederreiter got the Canes on the board in the third period, the difference was Sean Kuraly's shorthanded tally, scored just 1:16 into the final frame.

Here are five takeaways from Game 3.

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Game 3 Projected Lineup: Bruins vs. Hurricanes

Niederreiter back in, Mrazek between the pipes

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - The lineup news of the morning came from the opposite side of the ice, as Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask opted out of Phase 4. Jaroslav Halak, who posted a 24-save shutout in Boston's only game against the Carolina Hurricanes this season, will take to the crease.

As for the Canes, Petr Mrazek will be back in between the pipes, while Nino Niederreiter draws back in on the first line.

GAME 3 PREVIEW

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Game 3 Preview: Bruins vs. Hurricanes

Series advantage up for grabs in Saturday matinee

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - A 2-1 First Round series advantage is up for grabs when the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins face off in a Saturday matinee.

The Bruins took a rescheduled Game 1 in double overtime, while the Canes clawed back to square up the series in Game 2.

"I don't know how much closer this group can get. It was just one of those nights where I felt like good things were going to happen to us," head coach Rod Brind'Amour said after the game. "Every time something seemed to go against us, we felt like we bounced back. It evens the series."

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Game 2 Recap: Hamilton, Canes Even Series

Hamilton nets game-winning goal in third

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - A day after a heartbreaking double-overtime loss in Game 1, the Carolina Hurricanes evened up their First Round series against the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 win.

Dougie Hamilton netted the game-winning goal in the third period, while Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov potted back-to-back goals for the Canes in the second.

Here are five takeaways from Game 2.

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