Boston will go for a four-game sweep of the Hurricanes when they play Game 4 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Bruins have won six straight games and handed Carolina its first home loss of the playoffs Tuesday in Game 3.
If the Bruins do win, it’ll be their first Cup Final appearance since 2013 when they fell to the Blackhawks in six games. People forget that.
The Hurricanes have battled back from elimination before in this year’s playoffs. Carolina won two elimination games against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals in the first round. But they’ll need four straight against Boston.
Carolina will try to become the fifth team in NHL history to rally from a 3-0 series deficit.
- 1942 Stanley Cup Final: Maple Leafs beat Red Wings
- 1975 quarterfinals: Islanders beat the Penguins
- 2010 quarterfinals: Flyers beat the Bruins
- 2014 first round: Kings beat the Sharks
Game 4: Bruins at Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (NBCSN), BOS 3-0