Carolina and Boston tied 2-2 heading into game 5
Boston Bruins (51-26-5, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Raleigh, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hurricanes -138, Bruins +117; over/under is 6
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins visit the Carolina Hurricanes for game five of the first round of the NHL Playoffs with the series tied 2-2. The teams meet Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Bruins won 5-2 in the last meeting. Brad Marchand led the Bruins with two goals.
Carolina is 54-20-8 overall and 27-8-4 at home. The Hurricanes have a 40-3-6 record in games they score at least three goals.
Boston has a 24-11-3 record in road games and a 51-26-5 record overall. The Bruins have a 39-6-1 record in games they score at least three goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sebastian Aho has 37 goals and 44 assists for the Hurricanes. Nino Niederreiter has scored five goals and added three assists over the past 10 games.
Marchand has 32 goals and 47 assists for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron has eight goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 8-2-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.9 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
Bruins: 6-4-0, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 5.1 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
INJURIES: Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower-body), Frederik Andersen: day to day (undisclosed), Antti Raanta: day to day (upper body), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back).
Bruins: Charlie McAvoy: out (covid-19), Jakub Zboril: out (lower body), Hampus Lindholm: day to day (upper body).