for this game

Slumping Hurricanes hope to end road trip on positive note

Nov 24, 2006 - 2:29 PM 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.

No one has shouted yet.
Be the first!