Boston (25-5-4) at Carolina (17-14-5), 7:00 pm EST
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) — The Boston Bruins will look
to extend their season-long winning streak to seven games when
they visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
The Bruins have not won seven contests in a row since closing
the 1992-93 season with eight straight victories.
Tim Thomas made 25 saves Tuesday to record his third shutout of
the season as Boston posted its 15th win in 17 games, a 2-0
triumph over the New Jersey Devils.
Phil Kessel had his 18-game points streak snapped against New
Jersey. Kessel leads the club with 21 goals.
Thomas continues to be the Bruins’ anchor, posting a 14-3-3
record with a 2.04 goals-against average and .935 save
Eric Staal netted his sixth career hat trick as the Hurricanes
recorded a 5-4 triumph over the Atlanta Thrashers on Friday in a
battle of Southeast Division rivals.
Chad LaRose and Patrick Eaves also scored and Ray Whitney
notched three assists for Carolina, which suffered a 4-2 setback
to the Bruins last Saturday in their first meeting of the