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game recap

Canes Can't Stop Bruins

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Michael Smith

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Canes Can't Stop Bruins
Boston Bruins 5, Carolina Hurricanes 3
Three Stars of the Game
Zdeno Chara
1st
Zdeno Chara
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 26:02
David Krejci
2nd
David Krejci
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:13
Eric Staal
3rd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 21:56

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton set up David Krejci on the left-side doorstep to break a 3-3 tie with 1:50 remaining in the third period, helping the Bruins earn a 5-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night at PNC Arena.

Tyler Seguin added an empty-net goal for the Bruins, who improved to 4-0-1 on the season. The Hurricanes fell to 2-3-0.

The Hurricanes had erased a 3-1 deficit with two quick goals at the end of the second period to tie the game.

Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists for the Bruins, while Eric Staal and Alexander Semin each had two points for the Hurricanes.

The first half of the second period was marked by three Boston penalties -- including 3:44 of consecutive shorthanded time for the Bruins. After killing all three, forward Nathan Horton extended Boston's lead to 3-1. He circled through center ice, cleared two defenders along the right-wing boards and skated in alone on Cam Ward for his second the season.

But the Hurricanes erased Boston's two-goal lead late in the period, when Jeff Skinner and Staal scored 50 seconds apart. Skinner picked up a loose puck along the boards and flipped it over Anton Khudobin's left shoulder, extending his goal-scoring streak to four games. Staal tied the game when Semin collected Chris Kelly's turnover and sent it to the Hurricanes’ captain alone in the slot.

The Bruins got on the board quickly with a short-handed goal in a wide-open first period. Just over three minutes in, Brad Marchand blasted a shot past Ward from low in the right circle for his third of the season. Chara set up Marchand with a long diagonal pass from the left point.

Chara took matters into his own hands three minutes later, sending a long wrister to the top shelf, using Milan Lucic as a screen to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

Looking to provide a lift for the flat-footed Hurricanes, defenseman Tim Gleason squared off with Lucic, as both earned fighting majors.

The Hurricanes began generating offensive chances in the latter part of the period, cashing in on defenseman Jamie McBain's redirect from the slot for his first of the season. Staal made the last of four straight up-ice passes leading to the scoring play. The goal marked the first time Carolina has scored in the first period this season.

The Bruins killed all seven of their penalties, extending their season-long streak to 24.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:16
BOS
SHG - Brad Marchand (3) ASST: Zdeno Chara (2), Patrice Bergeron (2)
1 - 0 BOS
06:15
BOS
PPG - Zdeno Chara (2) ASST: David Krejci (4), Tyler Seguin (2)
2 - 0 BOS
14:50
CAR
Jamie McBain (1) ASST: Eric Staal (2), Alexander Semin (2)
2 - 1 BOS
2nd Period
15:52
BOS
Nathan Horton (2) ASST: Zdeno Chara (3), Johnny Boychuk (1)
3 - 1 BOS
17:55
CAR
Jeff Skinner (5) ASST: Jordan Staal (5)
3 - 2 BOS
18:45
CAR
Eric Staal (4) ASST: Alexander Semin (3)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
18:10
BOS
David Krejci (1) ASST: Dougie Hamilton (4), Nathan Horton (2)
4 - 3 BOS
19:52
BOS
PPG - EN - Tyler Seguin (1) ASST: NONE
5 - 3 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
01:40
BOS
Anton Khudobin  Delaying Game-Puck over glass against  Jordan Staal
05:28
CAR
Patrick Dwyer  Interference against  Patrice Bergeron
09:06
CAR
Jay Harrison  Hooking against  Milan Lucic
11:06
BOS
Milan Lucic  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Gleason
11:06
CAR
Tim Gleason  Fighting (maj) against  Milan Lucic
11:25
BOS
Brad Marchand  Hooking against  Jamie McBain
2nd Period
01:04
BOS
Tyler Seguin  Too many men/ice - bench
02:48
BOS
Patrice Bergeron  Hooking against  Bobby Sanguinetti
08:52
BOS
Aaron Johnson  Cross checking against  Chad LaRose
3rd Period
04:43
CAR
Jay Harrison  Hooking against  Tyler Seguin
06:23
BOS
Chris Bourque  Tripping against  Patrick Dwyer
18:29
CAR
Eric Staal  Slashing against  Patrice Bergeron
19:52
BOS
Patrice Bergeron  Roughing against  Jeff Skinner
19:52
CAR
Jeff Skinner  Roughing against  Patrice Bergeron
goalie stats
Anton Khudobin
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 2PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .906SH: 2 - 2
Cam Ward
SA: 37TOI: 59:46
Saves: 33EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .892SH: 4 - 5