Carolina looking to clinch series win over Boston

Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Boston Bruins (51-26-5, fourth in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Bruins -127, Hurricanes +106; plus/minus is 6

FIRST ROUND OF NHL PLAYOFFS: Hurricanes lead series 3-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes are looking to win the first round of the NHL playoffs against the Boston Bruins in Game 6. The teams meet on Tuesday for the sixth time this season. The Hurricanes won the previous encounter 5-1. Seth Jarvis scored twice in the win.

Boston is 51-26-5 overall and 22-14-2 at home. The Bruins are eighth in the league and are serving 9.8 penalty minutes per game.

Carolina is 22-12-4 on the road and 54-20-8 overall. The Hurricanes have a +77 differential, with a total of 277 goals scored and 200 conceded.

BEST PERFORMERS: David Pastrnak has 40 goals and 37 assists for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron has scored eight goals and seven assists in the last 10 games.

Sebastian Aho has 37 goals and 44 assists for the Hurricanes. Jarvis has scored six goals and added three assists in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 6-4-0, averaged 3.2 goals, 5.2 assists, 5.5 penalties and 12.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game.

Hurricanes: 8-2-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.7 assists, 4.8 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Bruins: Jakub Zboril: out (lower body), Hampus Lindholm: day to day (upper body).

Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower body), Frederik Andersen: day to day (undisclosed), Antti Raanta: day to day (upper body), Jake Gardiner: absent (hip/back).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.