Bruins take 1-0 lead into game 2 against the Hurricanes
Boston; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Boston leads series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference finals with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Sunday for the fifth time this season. The Bruins won the last matchup 5-2.
The Bruins have gone 29-9-3 in home games. Boston averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the NHL. Brad Marchand leads the team serving 96 total minutes.
The Hurricanes have gone 22-16-3 away from home. Carolina has given up 44 power-play goals, killing 81.6 percent of opponent chances.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marchand leads the Bruins with 64 assists and has recorded 100 points this season. David Pastrnak has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Hurricanes: Averaging 3.0 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.
Bruins: Averaging 3.2 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .936 save percentage.