The Best of the Day preview hits the ice with NHL tips for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins.

NHL Tips – Carolina Hurricanes V Boston Bruins

12:00 (AEST) @ PNC Arena, Raleigh

History: Played 58: Bruins 32 V Hurricanes 26

History: May 13, 2019: Bruins 6 d Hurricanes 2 at TD Garden

Final Thoughts: The Carolina Hurricanes head home hoping to rescue their Eastern Conference Finals campaign. They were subjected to a pair of convincing defeats on the road to the Boston Bruins and trail 2-0.

The Hurricanes, in the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2009, reached the Conference Finals by upsetting the Capitals (4-3) and Islanders (4-0).

But they crashed 5-2 to the Bruins in Game 1 and suffered a 6-2 loss in Game 2.

The Bruins scored four unanswered goals in the third period of the series after the Hurricanes had built a 2-1 lead.

But the second match was a blowout, the Bruins surging to a 6-0 advantage before the visitors nabbed a couple of late consolation efforts.

Matt Grzelcyk scored twice for Boston, while Charlie Coyle and Torey Krug both racked up three assists.

The Bruins have now won seven of their last eight against the Hurricanes. But the Hurricanes did chalk up a 5-3 victory in their last home encounter with the Bruins in December.

Eight of the teams’ last nine clashes have produced seven goals or more.

Goaltending is an obvious weakness for the Hurricanes at present. Petr Mrazek has let in 10 goals on 52 shots in two games.

Carolina will be more competitive on their home rink, where they have won their last seven games. But Boston are 4-2 on the road in these playoffs and are tough to resist as underdogs on current form.

Tip: Result – Bruins @ $2.00