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Bruins vs. Hurricanes live stream: Watch Stanley Cup playoffs Game 2 online

Bruins vs. Hurricanes live stream: Watch Stanley Cup playoffs Game 2 online

The Boston Bruins are aiming for a 2-0 series lead when they host the Carolina Hurricanes for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final Sunday afternoon at TD Garden.

The B's were trailing in the third period of Game 1 before a flurry of power-play goals secured a comfortable 5-2 series-opening victory. Boston actually scored four third-period goals in one of its best 20-minute performances of the postseason.

The Bruins last took a 2-0 series lead in their first-round matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2018. The Game 1 loss snapped the Hurricanes' six-game win streak that started in their first-round upset over the defending champion Washington Capitals. The 'Canes do not have home ice advantage in this series and need at least one win in Boston. They lost the first two games in Washington in Round 1 and still managed to win the series, but that would be more difficult to pull off against a Bruins team currently playing so well at both ends of the ice -- not to mention Tuukka Rask has been sensational in Boston's net.

Here's how and when to watch Bruins vs. Hurricanes Game 2 online. Be sure to also watch "Postgame Live" with Michael Felger and Tony Amonte on NBC Sports Boston after the game.

When: Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC
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These Bruins, Blues players have most at stake in 2019 Stanley Cup Final

These Bruins, Blues players have most at stake in 2019 Stanley Cup Final

The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues will meet in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, and so much is at stake for players on both sides.

Whether it's cementing a legacy, trying to impress for a new contract in free  agency this summer, or trying to break an NHL playoff record, there are several Bruins and Blues players with a lot to prove over the next two weeks.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the players in this series with the most to gain.

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How the Bruins and Blues match up in the Stanley Cup Final

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How the Bruins and Blues match up in the Stanley Cup Final

The Bruins and St. Louis Blues aren’t exactly equals in all areas, but there are enough similarities that Bruce Cassidy called them “twins” when sharing his first thoughts about the official Stanley Cup Final matchup. 

Certainly, they've engaged in physical, hard-nosed and low-scoring games the past five-plus seasons when they've met and that bodes well for the entertainment value in this championship series. There are high-end, dazzling offensive talents in David Pastrnak and Vladimir Tarasenko, top flight, high-end defenders in Zdeno Chara and Alex Pietrangelo, and two very hot goaltenders in Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington.

So, there will be no shortage of excellent players and it should be a pounding series that shouldn’t lack for entertainment. It should also end with a Bruins series victory and another title for Boston based on the B's more experienced players and perhaps even a little dash of the home-ice advantage coming through in the end.

The prediction here is the Bruins in seven games over St. Louis.