|BOS||2||1||2||(0 - 0)||5|
|CAR||1||2||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|G: 1||Shots: 4|
|A: 2||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 3||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 26:02|
|G: 1||Shots: 3|
|A: 1||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 18:13|
|G: 1||Shots: 4|
|A: 1||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 2|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 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.
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.
|SHG - Brad Marchand (3) ASST: Zdeno Chara (2), Patrice Bergeron (2)|
1 - 0 BOS
|PPG - Zdeno Chara (2) ASST: David Krejci (4), Tyler Seguin (2)|
2 - 0 BOS
|Jamie McBain (1) ASST: Eric Staal (2), Alexander Semin (2)|
2 - 1 BOS
|Nathan Horton (2) ASST: Zdeno Chara (3), Johnny Boychuk (1)|
3 - 1 BOS
|Jeff Skinner (5) ASST: Jordan Staal (5)|
3 - 2 BOS
|Eric Staal (4) ASST: Alexander Semin (3)|
3 - 3 Tie
|David Krejci (1) ASST: Dougie Hamilton (4), Nathan Horton (2)|
4 - 3 BOS
|PPG - EN - Tyler Seguin (1) ASST: NONE|
5 - 3 BOS
|Anton Khudobin Delaying Game-Puck over glass against Jordan Staal|
|Patrick Dwyer Interference against Patrice Bergeron|
|Jay Harrison Hooking against Milan Lucic|
|Milan Lucic Fighting (maj) against Tim Gleason|
|Tim Gleason Fighting (maj) against Milan Lucic|
|Brad Marchand Hooking against Jamie McBain|
|Tyler Seguin Too many men/ice - bench|
|Patrice Bergeron Hooking against Bobby Sanguinetti|
|Aaron Johnson Cross checking against Chad LaRose|
|Jay Harrison Hooking against Tyler Seguin|
|Chris Bourque Tripping against Patrick Dwyer|
|Eric Staal Slashing against Patrice Bergeron|
|Patrice Bergeron Roughing against Jeff Skinner|
|Jeff Skinner Roughing against Patrice Bergeron|