Entering their first-round series against the Hurricanes, the Bruins needed to win at least one game in Carolina in order to advance. Through the first three games down South, they haven’t. And the contests haven’t been close, either.
Boston fell 5-1 to Carolina in Tuesday’s Game 5, going down 3-2 in the series to put them on the brink of elimination. The Bruins have allowed five goals in each of the three games they’ve played in Carolina, scoring a total of four goals in those three games.
The start of Game 5 was similar for the Bruins to the starts of Games 1 and 2.