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For the third time in the last four NHL playoffs, the Hurricanes and Bruins are meeting up.The two played Mikhail Grigorenko Jersey
each other in the 2019 and 2020 postseasons and are meeting in the first round of the 2022 playoffs.Carolina enjoyed another exceptional regular season, winning the Metropolitan Division with 116 points, the first time in franchise history that the team hit 100 in a season. The Hurricanes boast the best defense and goaltending in the league; it averaged a league-low 2.44 goals-against per game in the regular season. Frederik Andersen had a Vezina-worthy season in his first year in Raleigh, giving the Hurricanes the elite goaltender they've been looking for.But Andersen is dealing with a lower-body injury that has kept him out since April 17. His status for Tyson Barrie Jersey
the series is unknown. Carolina might have to rely on Antti Raanta in net for the time being.A slow start put the Bruins behind the Panthers, Maple Leafs and Lightning in the Atlantic Division, but they're easily the best wild-card team in the postseason. The Bruins finished fourth with 107 points but have been one of the best teams in the league since New Year's Day.The action starts Monday, May 2, with Game 1 at 7 p.m. ET.MORE:Here's what you need to know about the series between the Hurricanes and Bruins.Key storyline: Is third time the charm for the Hurricanes vs. the Bruins?The Bruins and Hurricanes have recent postseason history, and it has not gone well for Carolina.The two met in the Eastern Conference finals in 2019, where the Bruins easily swept the Hurricanes on their way to the Stanley Cup Final. The two battled again during the 2020 playoffs, this time in the first round, where Boston handled Carolina with ease in five games.The good news for Carolina is that it swept the series season against Boston this year, outscoring the Bruins 16-1 in three Paul Kariya Jersey
contests. The Hurricanes controlled play in every game. Carolina certainly looked like the superior team during those meetings.But the playoffs are a completely different animal. The Bruins certainly will make adjustments. Carolina has to expect a different game plan from Boston, especially defensively.MORE:Hurricanes vs. Bruins schedule, TV channelsDate SiteTime (ET)TVMon., May 2at Carolina7 p.m.ESPN, SN360, TVA SportsWed., May 4at Carolina7 p.m.ESPN, SN360, TVA SportsFri., May 6at Boston7 p.m.TNT, SN360, TVA SportsSun., May 8at Boston12:30 p.m.ESPN, Sportsnet, Semyon Varlamov Jersey
TVA Sports*Tue., May 10at CarolinaTBDTBD*Thu., May 12at BostonTBDTBD*Sat., May 14at CarolinaTBDTBD*If nece saryHurricanes vs. Bruins oddsHurricanes: -130Bruins:+100Odds provided by MORE:Hurricanes vs. Bruins predictionGiven how easily the Hurricanes handled the Bruins in the regular season, the answer seems like it should be simple. But alas, the playoffs are never that easy.My biggest concern is the Hurricanes' goaltending situation. Not only is Andersen sidelined at the moment, but Raanta was dealing with an injury in the final week of the regular season, which forced rookie Pyotr Kochetkov into the crease.I don't like the idea of the Hurricanes riding with Raanta or a le s-than-100-perecent healthy Andersen against a team that has owned them in the postseason as of late. I think it will be close, but the Bruins will find a way to make it three consecutive series wins Ben Smith Jersey
over the Hurricanes.Prediction:Bruins in six.