Hurricanes, Bruins face each other working through issues

From FOX Sports - March 12, 2018

The Boston Bruins ran into a rare recent glitch in their last game, but they are getting at least some of their parts back together going into Tuesday nights game at Carolina.

The Hurricanes, on the other hand, will try to regroup quickly after suffering a 6-3 loss Monday night on the road against the New York Rangers.

For the Hurricanes, theres not an opportunity to be concerned about the Eastern Conference standings if theyre not taking care of business.

We have to worry about ourselves, Carolina coach Bill Peters said. Theres no sense in looking at whats going on above you or below you.

This will be Carolinas first home game since the front-office shakeup last week that resulted in general manager Ron Francis reassigned.

Boston, which has the second-most points in the conference, is in need of some slight roster massaging despite a surge.

The Bruins have dealt with a bit of a snag because of an injury to forward Brad Marchand, the teams leading scorer.

Coach Bruce Cassidy said the stress on the forwards should be eased because the Bruins will have right winger David Backes back for Tuesday night as he has served a three-game suspension.

The Bruins were without Marchand in Sundays 3-1 loss at Chicago because of an upper-body injury. His 29 goals and 69 points are tops among the Bruins and hes listed as day-to-day.

Well see how he is for Tuesday, Cassidy said.

Cassidy said the injury apparently occurred during Saturday nights matchup with Chicago when Marchand collided with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair. The extent of Marchands ailment wasnt realized until prior to Sundays game.


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