Opinion: Hurricanes need to change goalies now if they want to save their season

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SportsPulse: Kevin Allen explains that the series between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes will come down to defense and goaltending.
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Coach Rob Brind’Amour hasn’t announced his final decision, but a goalie switch makes sense for the Carolina Hurricanes tonight when they face the Boston Bruins in Game 3 (8 p.m., ET, NBCSN) of the Eastern Conference final.

The Hurricanes should turn to Curtis McElhinney.

It’s not goalie Petr Mrazek’s fault that the Hurricanes trail 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. The Hurricanes have experienced a team-wide struggle. They’ve been unable to find their uptempo, swarming identity. The Bruins have been a much more formidable team.

“I know who we’re starting, but I guess you’ll have to wait and see,” Brind’Amour told reporters Tuesday.”

Given the urgency of Hurricanes’ situation, the message needs to be that every change will be made to give the team the best chance to climb back into the series.

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