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PHT Morning Skate: Bruins’ depth outclassing Hurricanes; Goalie switch won’t help Carolina

Petr Mrazek has struggled through the first two games of the Eastern Conference Final allowing 10 goals. After a strong performance in Round 2, Curtis McElhinney could be back in the net against the Bruins.

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Here’s the NBC Sports Stanley Cup playoff update for May 14

• The Boston Bruins are overwhelming the Carolina Hurricanes with their roster depth. (NBC Sports Boston)

• Stick with Boston’s depth, that and their balance up and down the roster might be the difference in the Eastern Conference Final. (Providence Journal)

• Does size matter? Not for a couple of the Bruins’ best. (WEEI)

• A quick look at what’s plagued the Hurricanes in this series. (Canes Country)

• Switching from Petr Mrazek to Curtis McElhinney may be tempting, but it won’t solve much. (The Hockey News)

• Joonas Donskoi comes to the rescue of a skatepark in his hometown in Finland. (

• Ralph Krueger may be heading back behind the bench in the NHL... with Buffalo. (Die by the Blade)

• The Ottawa Senators began life as an expansion team with Rick Bowness behind the bench in 1992. He could be heading back there in 2019. (Ottawa Citizen)

• A look at Edmonton’s coaching carousel. (Oilers Nation)

• #MalkinWatch2019: Him going to the Florida Panthers makes no sense. (My NHL Trade Rumours)

• The Los Angeles Kings land point-per-game player from the KHL. (Official Kings website)

• The New York Rangers are in a great spot heading into the 2019 NHL Draft next month. (Blueshirt Banter)

• A look at whether or not the return of Pavel Datsyuk to the Detroit Red Wings would hinder their rebuild. (Puck Junk)

• The Washington Capitals have some work to get done this summer in regards to the cap and their roster. (Official Capitals website)

• Brandon Pirri knows it all about opportunity this offseason. (Sin.Bin Vegas)

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Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck