RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Boston Bruins will try to put a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday behind them when they face the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon. Boston has lost two straight and three of its past four games (1-1-2).
The Hurricanes are coming off a 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. Hurricanes captain Eric Staal, who has goals in each of his past three games, is seeking his 300th NHL goal.
The Hurricanes have confirmed that Anton Khudobin will start in goal, his first appearance against his former team. Jeff Skinner returns to the lineup after missing one game with an illness.
Here are the projected lineups:
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Craig Cunningham
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug- Kevan Miller
Scratched: Jordan Caron, Matt Bartkowski
Eric Staal - Jordan Staal - Elias Lindholm
Nathan Gerbe - Victor Rask - Jiri Tlusty
Jeff Skinner - Riley Nash - Chris Terry
Brad Malone - Jay McClement - Patrick Dwyer
Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore
Tim Gleason - Ryan Murphy
Scratched: Zach Boychuk, Michal Jordan.
Injured: Alexander Semin (upper body) Andrej Nestrasil (upper body) John-Michael Liles (illness).
Status report: McQuaid returned to the lineup Saturday after missing 18 games with a thumb injury. He replaced Bartkowski in the lineup.
Who's hot: Eriksson (4-5-9), Kelly (2-6-8) and Soderberg (3-5-8) are averaging 3.13 points per game as a line over the past eight games.