Brind'Amour: It's obvious Bruins are targeting Canes' goalies
"It can't get any more obvious," Brind'Amour told reporters following his team's Game 2 victory.
Brind'Amour's comments come after Bruins star David Pastrnak appeared to catch Carolina netminder Antti Raanta in the head with his gloved hand Wednesday. The first-period collision left Raanta bleeding from the mouth and forced the goalie out for the remainder of Game 2.
Kochetkov retaliated with a quick jab of his stick before Marchand responded with a two-handed slash.
Both players earned minor penalties for slashing, while Marchand received a $5,000 fine Thursday.
Frederik Andersen, the Hurricanes' No. 1 goaltender, hasn't played since April 16 due to a lower-body injury. Raanta's status for Game 3 is currently uncertain.
Puck drop for Game 3 on Friday starts at 7 p.m. ET. The Hurricanes hold a 2-0 series lead.