banner

NHL

more stats

NHL Game Summary - Carolina at Boston



(Saturday, March 15th)

Final Score: Boston 5, Carolina 1

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarome Iginla scored a pair of goals and Milan Lucic added one with a pair of assists, as the Boston Bruins earned their eighth straight win with a 5-1 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Chris Kelly and Torey Krug also scored, while David Krejci picked up three assists in the victory.

The winning streak is the longest for the Bruins since a 10-game run in November 2011. Boston is 11-1-2 in its last 14 games.

"It just seems like everything is clicking for us right now," said Lucic.

Chad Johnson got the start in the Boston net after Tuukka Rask played the last two games and made 29 saves. He improved to 8-0-1 in his last nine starts.

Alexander Semin scored the lone goal for Carolina, which had a modest two-game win streak stopped. Cam Ward stopped 36 shots in defeat.

"Our best players tonight did not play the way they are capable of," said Carolina head coach Kirk Muller. "It was early in the game that we had to push back and we didn't."

The Hurricanes trimmed a two-goal deficit just 3:53 into the third when Semin's shot from the right circle tipped a Boston stick in front and skipped past Johnson. Carolina then failed to convert a power play midway through the period after Reilly Smith went off tripping.

Boston put it away with a pair of goals in 13 seconds -- the fastest two scores by the Bruins this season. Kelly netted his seventh with 7:11 remaining on a nice three-way passing play with Dougie Hamilton and Krejci, before Iginla picked up his second of the game and team-best 23rd of the season from the top of the crease.

Krug finished the contest with a blast from the point with 9.4 seconds to play for his 14th goal.

Lucic opened the scoring with 4:32 remaining in the first period when he swept a shot home from the right side of the crease for his 21st goal. He then set up Boston's second goal late in the second.

After chasing down the puck and winning a battle behind the Carolina net, Lucic sent a pass toward the crease. The puck wound up behind the net again and Lucic quickly flipped a backhand pass into the left circle for Iginla, who snapped a high shot past Ward.

Game Notes

Lucic has a four-game point streak, posting two goals and four assists in that span ... Iginla has four goals and an assist during a four-game point streak ... Semin has a season-high seven-game point streak, during which he's notched four goals and five assists ... The Bruins swept this season's three-game series, winning the first two games during a five-day span back in November ... Boston improved to 10-2-1 in matinees this season ... The Bruins were 0- for-2 on the power play and killed off each of Carolina's three chances with the extra skater.

03/15 19:27:04 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Canes vs Ducks
Canes trade Tlusty, Sekera for picks

The Carolina Hurricanes traded forward Jiri Tlusty and defenseman Andrej Sekera for upcoming draft picks and a prospect Wednesday.

Related Stories
  • CBB: Georgetown at St. John's

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: UNC at Miami

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Kentucky

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Folds of Honor 500 in Atlanta

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NBA: Golden State at Cleveland

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitols

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Boston College

    Saturday at 6:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
NBA
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
PHO
OKC
Final
KNST 53
NKENTUCKY 78
 
2nd
CITA 63
ETST 65
 
1st
GWEBB 32
CSOU 31
 
1st
VMI 34
CHAT 28
 
1st
BRY 23
CCST 26
 
1st
PBY 27
CCAR 18
 
1st
DREX 24
DEL 30
 
1st
UNCA 34
HIGH 38
 
1st
TEMPL 28
HOU 31
 
Half
EKENT 29
JVST 23
 
1st
WRST 24
UWMIL 26
 
1st
MSU 29
MINN 22
 
1st
RFLSH 28
MNTER 18
 
Half
OSU 42
NEB 24
 
1st
MAST 28
NEOM 24
 
1st
ELON 26
NE 27
 
1st
LIB 29
RAD 22
 
1st
FD 36
SHU 38
 
1st
UNCG 31
SAMF 26
 
1st
LIU 23
Terriers 19
 
1st
TENN 26
VANDY 19
 
1st
RMU 42
WAGN 22
 
1st
FUR 19
WCU 24
 
1st
IUPUI 27
WILL 23
 
1st
CAMP 28
WINT 25
 
1st
MERC 22
WOFF 34
 
1st
APP 2
GSOUT 5
 
8:00pm Tonight
UNT
CHAR
8:00pm Tonight
MURST
EILL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MARS
FIU
8:00pm Tonight
WKENT
FATL
8:00pm Tonight
ILLCH
UWGB
 
8:00pm Tonight
ORU
NDST
 
8:00pm Tonight
NDAK
NARZ
 
8:00pm Tonight
RICE
ODU
8:00pm Tonight
MON
RIDE
 
8:00pm Tonight
PEAY
SIUE
 
8:00pm Tonight
LATU
UTEP
8:00pm Tonight
SMISS
TXSA
8:00pm Tonight
TENST
TENNM
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHIST
GRCN
 
8:05pm Tonight
SALA
LAMON
 
8:05pm Tonight
UMKC
WLVRN
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARKLR
UGST
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARKST
TXARL
 
8:30pm Tonight
TXST
TROY
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
ARZ
9:00pm Tonight
PURD
RUTG
9:00pm Tonight
MEM
SMU
9:00pm Tonight
NCOL
SUTAH
 
9:00pm Tonight
MORE
TENT
 
9:05pm Tonight
EWASH
MNTST
 
10:00pm Tonight
PORT
BYU
 
10:00pm Tonight
CSNO
CSFU
 
10:00pm Tonight
IDAHO
MONT
 
10:00pm Tonight
SCU
PAC
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCSB
UCD
 
10:00pm Tonight
CPSL
UCI
 
10:30pm Tonight
UTAH
ARST
11:00pm Tonight
STAN
ORST
11:00pm Tonight
GONZ
SDU
11:00pm Tonight
USF
GAELS
 
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
LBSU
 
1st
NYR 1
ARI 1
 
1st
CLB 1
MON 3
 
1st
BUF 1
VAN 1
 
1st
FLA 0
CHI 0
 
1st
TOR 0
PHI 0
 
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
STL
8:30pm Tonight
NAS
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
DET
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
OTT