Eric Staal, Khudobin lead Hurricanes past Bruins

Kurt Dusterberg  - Correspondent | Sunday, 01.04.2015 / 4:06 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Eric Staal scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes (12-23-4) have won back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 7. The Bruins (19-15-6) are 1-1-3 in their past five games.

Goaltender Anton Khudobin made 19 saves to earn his second win of the season.

Patrick Dwyer opened the scoring with 34 seconds remaining in the first period. He tapped in a rebound after Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask bobbled Jay McClement's shot from the slot.

Playing on less than 24 hours rest, the Bruins were sluggish in the first period. They did not have a shot on goal until Reilly Smith took a pass from David Krejci and shot low with 3:05 left, only to be stopped by Khudobin coming across the crease. The Hurricanes outshot the Bruins, 14-4 in the period.

The Bruins looked sharper in second period and they had something to show for it when Patrice Bergeron tied the game. After Brad Marchand held on to the puck behind the net, he found Bergeron at the top of the right circle for a slap shot at 14:35. Dougie Hamilton picked up the second assist.

Boston nearly took the lead in the final minute. Krejci and Smith teamed up again, this time with Smith hitting the post after Krejci pulled Khudobin away from the net.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
19:26CAR Patrick Dwyer (3) ASST: Jay McClement (5), Brad Malone (1) 1 - 0 CAR
2nd Period
14:35BOS Patrice Bergeron (8) ASST: Brad Marchand (12), Dougie Hamilton (16) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
OT Period
1CARChris Terry - Missed
2BOSReilly Smith - Save
3CARJeff Skinner - Missed
4BOSTorey Krug - Save
5CAREric Staal - Goal
6BOSPatrice Bergeron - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDCarolina HurricanesBoston Bruins
1Chris TerryReilly Smith
2Jeff SkinnerTorey Krug
3Eric StaalPatrice Bergeron
Three Stars of the Game
Anton Khudobin
Anton Khudobin
SA: 20TOI: 65:00
GA: 1EV: 16-17
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: .950SH: 0-0
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask
SA: 36TOI: 65:00
GA: 1EV: 34-35
PIM: 2PP: 1-1
SV%: .972SH: 0-0
Jordan Staal
Jordan Staal
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:52
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:32BOS Zdeno Chara  Hooking against  Jeff Skinner
06:07CAR Brad Malone  Fighting (maj) against  Gregory Campbell
06:07BOS Gregory Campbell  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Malone
19:43CAR Ron Hainsey  Tripping against  Craig Cunningham
2nd Period
02:32BOS Tuukka Rask  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
OT Period
03:57BOS Reilly Smith  Holding against  Victor Rask
03:57CAR Victor Rask  Embellishment against  Reilly Smith
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/10/2
Faceoff Wins3834
Blocked Shots1515
Penalty Minutes119
11G. CampbellC000058:01
17M. LucicL00-13019:50
18R. SmithR00-15217:26
20D. PailleL000009:36
21L. ErikssonR0000018:39
23C. KellyC0001018:07
27D. HamiltonD0114022:46
33Z. CharaD0012222:36
34C. SoderbergC0003018:48
37P. BergeronC1011019:49
44D. SeidenbergD0001021:08
46D. KrejciC00-10018:23
47T. KrugD00-10020:12
53S. GriffithC0010015:21
54A. McQuaidD00-10020:25
61C. CunninghamL000007:31
63B. MarchandL0110018:46
86K. MillerD0000017:33
40T. Rask3536.97265:00
4A. SekeraD0001025:18
6T. GleasonD0001014:47
7R. MurphyD0004020:33
11J. StaalC0000018:52
12E. StaalC0004019:21
14N. GerbeC0002019:20
16E. LindholmC0003017:52
18J. McClementC0101011:58
19J. TlustyL0005015:47
20R. NashC0001015:30
24B. MaloneC010258:59
25C. TerryL0001013:35
27J. FaulkD0004026:58
39P. DwyerR1001011:37
49V. RaskC0004220:50
53J. SkinnerL0001015:33
65R. HainseyD0000223:02
73B. BellemoreD0001017:05
31A. Khudobin1920.95065:00