he Carolina Hurricanes will not say whether Petr Mrazek or Curtis McElhinney will be the starting goalie in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).
Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Tuesday that a decision had been made, but he was not going to tell anyone.
"I can't be that guy that does that, right? I know who we're starting, but I guess you'll have to wait and see. Sorry," Brind'Amour said.
Carolina trails the best-of-7 series 2-0.
The Hurricanes could stick with Mrazek, who started Games 1 and 2 at Boston and allowed 10 goals on 52 shots, losing both. They could also change to McElhinney, who went 3-0 with a 1.56 goals-against average and .947 save percentage against the New York Islanders in the second round after relieving the injured Mrazek in Game 2.
It was the second straight day Brind'Amour played coy with what he termed "an easy decision.
"I know we talk about it a lot, and I know it would be easy if I just said, 'Here is who we're starting,' but we're confident in any way we go. Do we make a change? We might. But that might be for different reasons than you guys think. We'll know tomorrow."
Mrazek said his confidence isn't shaken after allowing six goals on 25 shots in a 6-2 loss in Game 2 on Sunday.