The Boston Bruins have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2013, but the B’s will be a bit shorthanded when they take the ice against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Charlie McAvoy was suspended for Game 1 of the series after an illegal check to the head of Josh Anderson in Game 6 of their second-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Bruins will have to go one without the young blue liner, with Steven Kampfer expected to jump into the lineup.

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