While trying to overcome the dreaded Stanley Cup hangover, the Boston Bruins dropped a pair of games to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first two weeks of the season.
Given the teams' positions in the standings, it would appear the Bruins might have a better chance to win when they visit the RBC Center on Saturday night. The Hurricanes, however, have been successful in most of their recent home games.
Boston's 3-7-0 start included a 3-2 loss in North Carolina on Oct. 12 and a 4-1 home defeat to the Hurricanes six days later in a game that featured a season-high 72 penalty minutes for the Bruins. That start, though, has been all but a distant memory with Boston having won 25 of 30 and 11 of 13 on the road.
While the Bruins (28-11-1) are contending for the Eastern Conference lead, the Hurricanes (15-23-7) are one point ahead of the last-place New York Islanders and 7-12-4 in their past 23.
Carolina, though, is 4-1-1 in its last six home games but fell 2-1 to Philadelphia on...