Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Bruins finished their five-game road trip on a two-game skid, but they'll be back at the Garden tonight to start a six-game home stand with the Hurricanes at 7 p.m.
There was one common theme on the trip--special teams struggles. The B's went 0-16 on the power play and just 8-12 on the penalty kill.
"Our power play clearly is in a funk, we're not executing at the level we need to," Cassidy said. "Shot selection could be better, including on net. PK has been better, as well, scored a couple of times as guys were coming out of the box."
"Some of it is structure, some of it is will," he added. "Wish I had a great technical answer for you, but right now, it's costing us."
The 'Canes come to town riding a five-game losing streak--a drought that's also featured poor special teams. Scoreless on 14 man-advantage chances and 7-of-10 on the kill. They've totaled five goals during the stretch.
Boston will welcome some new faces into its lineup for the first time at home, while Carolina captain Jordan Staal's away from the team after the tragic death of his infant daughter, Hannah.
Bruins hammered the Hurricanes 7-1 at the Garden last month when Patrice Bergeron scored four goals.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports