The Carolina Hurricanes spent the better part of the opening playoff series against the New Jersey Devils focused on sending bodies to the net in an attempt to rattle goalie Martin Brodeur.
The Boston Bruins figure the way to discombobulate Carolina goaltender Cam Ward is to do as the Hurricanes did to Brodeur. Ward had 36 saves in Sunday’s 3-0 shutout in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup semifinals.
The Bruins will try to send more traffic in front of the net in hopes of screening Ward and being there for rebound chances. At Wednesday’s practice, they spent time on shooting drills, firing off one-timers in front of an empty net.