When, where: Tonight, 7, RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.
TV, radio: NESN, WBZ (1030 AM).
Goals: Eric Staal 24, Ray Whitney 17, Tuomo Ruutu 16.
Assists: Whitney 27, Rod Brind'Amour 21, Sergei Samsonov 19.
Goaltending: Cam Ward (22-18-3, 2.57), Michael Leighton (6-6-2, 2.99).
Head to head: This is the fourth and final meeting. The Bruins won each of the previous three by at least two goals.
Miscellany: The veteran Brind'Amour leads the NHL in faceoff efficiency with a staggering 62.2 winning percentage . . . Ward shut out Buffalo Sunday night, 3-0. It was his fourth shutout of the season, his third in 10 games . . . Staal has 24 of his team-leading 42 points in the last month.