Series (Game 1 of 4)

Carolina leads 3-1

Game 1: Friday, November 24th
Game 2: Saturday, December 2nd
Game 3: Saturday, February 3rd
Game 4: Thursday, February 8th

Hurricanes 5

(13-9-3, 29 pts)

Bruins 1

(9-9-2, 20 pts)

12:00 PM ET, November 24, 2006

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 T
CAR 1 2 25
BOS 0 1 01

E. Staal (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

S. Walker (Hurricanes - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

E. Cole (Hurricanes - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Carolina (12-9-3) at Boston (9-8-2) 12:00 pm EST

Carolina (12-9-3) at Boston (9-8-2) 12:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Carolina Hurricanes look to end their Northeast road trip on a positive note Friday when they visit the surging Boston Bruins.

After reeling off five wins in six games from November 9-18, the Hurricanes have fallen on hard times of late, dropping the first two contests on their current three-game road trip.

Carolina was completely outplayed in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the New York Islanders. Scott Walker scored his 10th goal for the Hurricanes, who committed seven penalties and were outshot, 48-15.

The loss came one day after a 4-0 shutout defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers, a game in which the Hurricanes simply failed to break through against goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Carolina hopes to turn things around Friday against a Boston club which has won five of its last six games.

The Bruins rebounded from a disappointing loss to the Florida Panthers on Monday by edging the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 shootout victory on Wednesday.

Defenseman Zdeno Chara scored a power-play goal and Patrice Bergeron had two assists for Boston, which killed off 8-of-9 penalties.