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At the Rink: Bruins at Hurricanes

by Kurt Dusterberg /

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

Tuukka Rask

Niklas Svedberg

Scratched: Jordan Caron, Matt Bartkowski

Injured: None


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

Anton Khudobin

Cam Ward

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.

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