The fact that the Bruins haven't played in 9 days might be a factor tonight. The Canes are on an upswing after that thrilling game 7 victory, so maybe the B's might not have the same energy. Plus, Boston might be cocky and underestimate the Canes which would be a big mistake (just ask Mary Brodeur).
The Whitney-Staal-LaRose line needs to be huge and they haven't disappointed so far, but the Canes need to have all 4 lines producing. If Cam Ward continues to shine and if they get some big hits from Ruutu, Cole and Gleason I really think they can give Boston a hard time. Canes can win the series, but it will probably go 7 games.
Hang on, Caniacs...it's going to be a rough ride.