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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

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ND 77
DUKE 73
Final
SAN 95
CHA 86
Final
NCSU 57
CLEM 68
Final
MEM 70
ECU 58
Final
PHI 89
DET 69
Final
CLE 99
POR 94
Final
TOR 119
SAC 102
Final
MIN 110
BOS 98
Final
ATL 113
BRK 102
Final
HOU 99
DAL 94
Final
NOP 85
DEN 93
Final
NYK 100
OKC 92
Final
SAN 95
CHA 86
Final
UTA 89
LAC 94
 
2nd
PHO 49
WAS 33
 
Final
VERM 44
GTDNS 47
 
Final
NAVY 64
AMER 54
 
Final
UMBC 56
BING 68
 
Final
JMU 88
DEL 82
 
Final
RICH 86
DUQ 55
Final
UNCW 82
ELON 65
 
Final
USB 72
HART 66
 
Final
WMARY 100
HOF 79
 
Final
COL 54
LAF 59
 
Final
PSU 63
MINN 58
Final
MAINE 58
UNH 63
 
Final
DREX 65
NE 60
 
Final
FORD 63
RIU 64
Final
SFLA 52
SMU 63
Final
MARQ 70
SHU 80
Final
LSU 64
SCAR 58
Final
UCF 62
TEMPL 86
Final
LONG 64
UNCA 74
 
Final
FSU 82
WAKE 76
Final
CCAR 68
WINT 75
 
Final
OU 84
WRST 76
 
Final
ND 77
DUKE 73
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GHND 0
HC 0
 
Final
CSOU 77
RAD 84
 
Final
OKLA 81
TTU 36
Final
BRAD 57
DRAK 69
 
Final
BUCK 68
LEH 62
 
Final
WICHS 58
LOYC 47
Final
ILLST 67
MIZST 57
 
Final
PEAY 69
MORE 82
 
Final
SDKST 86
NEOM 64
 
Final
ARST 73
ORST 55
Final
HOU 59
RICE 48
Final
SILL 52
NIOWA 59
Final
NCSU 57
CLEM 68
Final
MEM 70
ECU 58
Final
MIAMI 50
GT 70
Final
PURD 83
IND 67
 
Final
TCU 61
KU 64
 
Final
BC 72
LOU 81
 
Final
MISS 79
MSST 73
 
Final
CREI 77
STJ 74
 
2nd
SJST 35
AFA 44
 
2nd
ARZ 56
OREG 46
 
1st
WASH 8
STAN 16
 
Final
NJD 2
TOR 1
Final
WAS 4
PIT 0