FINAL, Carolina wins 2-1 in Shootout
Chris Terry (CAR): No goal
Reilly Smith (BOS): No goal
Jeff Skinner (CAR) No goal
Torey Krug (BOS): No goal
Eric Staal (CAR): Goal
Patrice Bergeron No goal
End of Overtime, 1-1
We’re going to a shootout.
Overtime, 3:57, 1-1: Dougie Hamilton had a great look at the net but his shot from the slot sailed wide to the left of the Carolina net.
Overtime, 3:57, 1-1: Reilly Smith (holding) and Victor Rask (embellishment) are in the penalty box. We’ll have 3-on-3 action for the remaining 1:03 of OT.
Overtime, 3:50, 1-1: Patrice Bergeron had an open net with the puck on his backhand but Nathan Gerbe made a diving poke check to break up the scoring chance.
Overtime, 0:30, 1-1: Brad Marchand’s shot from the point is tipped in the slot and the puck sails just wide of the Carolina net.
Overtime, 0:01, 1-1: Play has resumed.
End of Regulation, 1-1
The Bruins have earned at least one point as we head for overtime tied 1-1. Boston is 5-2 in games decided in overtime this season.
Third Period, 19:20, 1-1: Milan Lucic’s one-timer from inside the left faceoff circle is stopped by Anton Khudobin as the Bruins are making a strong push to win in regulation. Lucic was set up by a pass from David Krejci behind the goal line.
Third Period, 18:00, 1-1: Carolina has a 33-17 SOG edge with two minutes remaining in regulation. The Hurricanes are spending a lot of time in the attacking zone but Tuukka Rask is giving the Bruins a chance to win with timely saves.
Third Period, 13:15, 1-1: The Bruins have gone almost four minutes without a shot attempt.
Third Period, 10:42, 1-1: Tuukka Rask has made a few really good saves in the last three minutes as Carolina has created some decent looks from the point in the offensive zone. The Hurricanes hav a 29-17 SOG edge.
Third Period, 3:15, 1-1: Victor Rask’s shot from beyond the blue line changes direction, goes off Tuukka Rask and hits the post. Almost a go-ahead goal for Carolina.
Third Period, 2:00, 1-1:
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Third Period, 0:01, 1-1: Play has resumed.
End of Second Period, 1-1
Second Period, 19:13, 1-1: David Krejci sets up Reilly Smith for a scoring chance but his shot hits the post. Anton Khudobin made a save on a Milan Lucic shot from inside the right faceoff circle just seconds later.
Second Period, 14:35, 1-1: Patrice Bergeron ties it for Boston with his eighth goal of the season. He beat Anton Khudobin with a one-timer stick side.
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Second Period, 14:14, 1-0 Carolina: Justin Faulk has headed to the locker room.
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Second Period, 9:56, 1-0 Carolina: The Bruins are starting to control more puck possession and have six shots on goal this period, but Anton Khudobin has preserved Carolina’s lead with a few nice saves.
Second Period, 4:32, 1-0 Carolina: The Hurricanes’ power play has ended with one shot on goal, but they created plenty of scoring chances.
Second Period, 3:50, 1-0 Carolina: Daniel Paille saves a goal on the goal line.
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Second Period, 2:32, 1-0 Carolina: Tuukka Rask accidentally clears the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty. Carolina returns to the power play, where it’s 0-for-1 so far.
Second Period, 1:44, 1-0 Carolina: Boston’s power play is over and we’re back to 5-on-5.
Second Period, 0:01, 1-0 Carolina: Play has resumed.
End of First Period, 1-0 Carolina
First Period, 19:43, 1-0 Carolina: Ron Hainsey is whistled for tripping and the Bruins will begin the second period with a power play.
First Period, 19:26, 1-0 Carolina: Patrick Dwyer jumps on a loose puck in the crease area and beats Tuukka Rask to give Carolina a deserved first-period lead. It’s the 10th goal Boston has given up in the last two minutes of a period.
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First Period, 17:52, 0-0: Claude Julien has swapped his top-six right wingers.
First Period, 16:55, 0-0: The Bruins finally tally a shot on goal as Reilly Smith is denied on a 2-on-1 scoring chance with a glove save from Anton Khudobin.
First Period, 15:05, 0-0: Shots on goal are 11-0 Hurricanes and they still are controlling puck possession and spending lots of time in the attacking zone.
An interesting fourth line adjustment, too.
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First Period, 12:00, 0-0: The Bruins still don’t have a shot on goal and Carolina leads 14-5 on shot attempts.
First Period, 6:12, 0-0:
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First Period, 5:32, 0-0: Six or seven players battle for the puck in front of the Bruins net and Tuukka Rask finds it, then covers for a faceoff.
First Period, 3:32, 0-0: The Bruins kill the penalty and we’re back to 5-on-5.
First Period, 1:32, 0-0: Zdeno Chara is whistled for hooking and the Bruins penalty kill will get some early action.
First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!
1:00 pm: Official lineups today.
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12:32 pm: Anton Khudobin starts in net against former Bruins teammate Tuukka Rask.
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12:30 pm: The Boston Bruins suffered another frustrating loss Saturday when the Ottawa Senators won 3-2 in overtime at TD Garden.
Luckily for the Bruins, they don’t have much time to dwell on the defeat because the next game on the schedule is Sunday afternoon against the Carolina Hurricanes.
“It’s a situation that we don’t want to be in and we hoped that we wouldn’t be in, but we are at where we are at,” Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid said Saturday. “It almost makes every game a must-win game because you see when the season winds down, how close the standings are and how much every point counts. Especially when we are playing teams that are in our division and in our conference, especially in our division that are tight with us.
“We need to be taking points. We need to keep pushing and we’ve got work to do and we’ve got areas to improve on and we need to do that. We need to start winning games and getting points. I don’t know, it’s not a position that we want to be in but we are, and we need to find a way to work ourselves out of it.”
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