Boston Bruins Vie to Flash Truer Colors Against Carolina Hurricanes

January 14th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
To date, the Boston Bruins have missed out on only 23 of a possible 80 points in the standings. The Carolina Hurricanes are responsible for withholding four of those lost points, or about 17.4 percent of them.

If all goes according to plan Saturday night, though, the Bruins will issue a frank reminder that the hapless Hurricanes were fortunate to catch them twice in the midst of their post-championship hangover.

This time around, the outlook on the Boston-Carolina card couldn’t be more contrary to what it was in mid-October. One team has steadily reformed while the other has recoiled. In addition, the Canes are now catching the Bruins at a time when they are coming off a less-than-satisfactory winning cause and likely thirsting to dish out a more assertive effort.

Writhing with a 2-4-0 transcript in the wake of a 4-1 falter Oct. 18 at TD Garden, the Bruins have since ascended to second place in the Eastern Conference. The victors from that evening in question, namely the Hurricanes, improved to 3-2-1 on the year, but are now lodged in second-to-last place in the conference.

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