Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 4)

Carolina leads 3-1

Game 1: Wednesday, October 26th
Game 2: Sunday, February 5th
Game 3: Wednesday, March 1st
Game 4: Saturday, March 18th

Bruins 3

(4-5-2, 10 pts)

Hurricanes 4

(6-2-1, 13 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 26, 2005

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 OT T
BOS 1 2 0 03
CAR 1 1 1 14

E. Staal (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

B. Leetch (Bruins - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Cullen (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Boston (4-5-1) at Carolina (5-2-1) 7:00 pm EDT

Boston (4-5-1) at Carolina (5-2-1), 7:00 pm EDT

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The Carolina Hurricanes will attempt to remain one of three unbeaten teams at home in the Eastern Conference and keep alive an impressive point streak when they host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Since a road loss to the New York Islanders on October 8, the Hurricanes have outscored opponents, 24-10, in a 4-0-1 streak.

Carolina rallied from a two-goal deficit to steal a 3-2 win against Ottawa here Monday despite being outshot, 47-27.

Eric Staal and Matt Cullen both scored in the second period to tie it and defenseman Frantisek Kaberle notched his first goal of the season early in the third to give the Hurricanes the win.

Martin Gerber, who gave up his first goal just 14 seconds after the opening faceoff and another less than three minutes later, closed the door and finished with 45 saves, helping Carolina offset a 24-9 shot disadvantage in the third. It was Gerber's first start since Opening Night due to a hip injury.

The Hurricanes' home dominance will be tested by the Bruins, who have posted three of their four wins this season on the road and were the best road team in the conference in 2003-04.

Like Carolina, Boston stormed back from a two-goal deficit Monday to take a 3-2 lead on Toronto. However, a late tally for the Maple Leafs forced overtime and the Bruins eventually dropped a 5-4 shootout loss.