At their current pace, the Hurricanes will finish 2011-12 with 72 points, say their goodbyes after Game No. 82, and sprint for the nearest golf course. Just imagine how their fortunes would turn if they could play the Bruins for 82 games instead of four.
Last night, before 17,565 at TD Garden, Carolina completed a four-game season sweep of the Bruins with its most dominant effort yet. The Hurricanes beat Tuukka Rask three times, Cam Ward stopped 47 shots for an easy shutout, and Carolina hung a 3-0 loss on the stumbling Bruins.