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Bruins 4, Hurricanes 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Bruins 4, Hurricanes 3, OT
Boston Bruins 4, Carolina Hurricanes 3

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -The Boston Bruins found an effective way to end their lengthy losing streak by facing a team that's stuck in a similar slump.

Zdeno Chara scored a power-play goal with 3:11 left in overtime and the Bruins snapped a five-game slide with a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

"I'm hoping this is a corner we can build on," Boston coach Dave Lewis said. "It's one little baby step in a critical time of the season for us."

Chara took a pass from Marc Savard behind the right circle and one-timed the puck past Cam Ward, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to their fourth straight loss, their third straight on home ice and their sixth in seven games.

"Marc made a good pass, and I just wanted to try to put the puck on the net as hard as I could," Chara said. "I heard a crossbar and wasn't sure if it went in or out. ... This one came our way and got in."

Glen Murray scored two goals, including his team-leading 26th, and Brad Boyes added a goal for the Bruins, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit with two goals in the second period.

"The game was on the line a number of times, and we found a way," Lewis said.

Erik Cole scored two goals for Carolina and Rod Brind'Amour tied it with 3:12 remaining in regulation. Tim Thomas made 34 saves for Boston.

Murray's second goal of the game put Boston up 3-2 with about 13 minutes to play.

Brind'Amour tied it by scoring with a 5-on-3 advantage with 3:12 to play. He took a cross-ice feed from Ray Whitney on the right side of the goal and hammered it past a clearly agitated Thomas.

"We have to smarten up. The (foolish) penalties that we take are totally unacceptable," Lewis said. "All we did was kill penalties."

Cam Ward turned aside 29 shots for Carolina, which finally got some production from its power-play unit, scoring the game-tying goal with a two-man advantage and finishing 1-for-10 with the extra attacker. The Hurricanes entered the game 2-of-29 with the man advantage during their previous six games.

"We're not winning. Seems like every time we make mistakes, it's in our net," Brind'Amour said. "We're just not getting the big play when we need it - power play, penalty kill, it's just not happening."

Cole got the Hurricanes' offense going early with two goals in the first period.

He put Carolina up 1-0 about 4 minutes into the game when he beat Thomas with a short wrist shot. He then extended the lead to two when he chipped a rebound high past Thomas for his first two-goal game since Jan. 6.

"It was a 'Let's get one (goal) and go from there' kind of mood" between periods, Thomas said.

Murray pulled the Bruins to 2-1 with a power-play goal 30 seconds into the second when he tipped a rebound past Ward. Boyes tied it with 52.2 seconds left in the period when he shot out of the penalty box, took the puck on a breakaway and wristed it past Ward.

"I actually thought our second period was much better than our first, but we couldn't seem to find the back of the net," Carolina coach Peter Laviolette said.

Notes: Murray has a five-game points streak. ... Carolina leads the season series 2-1. ... C Eric Belanger and defensemen Andrew Hutchinson and Anton Babchuk were scratched for Carolina. ... LW Marco Sturm and C David Krejci missed the game for Boston. ... The game was the nightcap of a basketball-hockey doubleheader at the RBC Center. Earlier in the day, North Carolina State upset No. 3 North Carolina 83-79.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:36
CAR
Erik Cole (23) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 CAR
18:26
CAR
Erik Cole (24) ASST: Dennis Seidenberg (6), Eric Staal (24)
2 - 0 CAR
2nd Period
00:30
BOS
PPG - Glen Murray (25) ASST: P.J. Axelsson (12), Zdeno Chara (25)
2 - 1 CAR
19:07
BOS
Brad Boyes (9) ASST: Marc Savard (47)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
06:38
BOS
Glen Murray (26) ASST: Zdeno Chara (26), Paul Mara (14)
3 - 2 BOS
16:48
CAR
PPG - Rod Brind'Amour (15) ASST: Ray Whitney (38), Cory Stillman (13)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
01:49
BOS
PPG - Zdeno Chara (9) ASST: Marc Savard (48)
4 - 3 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
06:13
BOS
Shean Donovan  Holding against  Dennis Seidenberg
12:57
BOS
Wayne Primeau  Slashing against  Ray Whitney
15:15
BOS
Marc Savard  Roughing against  Craig Adams
15:15
CAR
Craig Adams  Roughing against  Marc Savard
17:10
CAR
Glen Wesley  Holding against  Petr Tenkrat
18:07
BOS
P.J. Axelsson  Holding against  Niclas Wallin
18:40
CAR
Bret Hedican  Hooking against  Marc Savard
2nd Period
03:31
CAR
David Tanabe  Tripping against  Patrice Bergeron
08:17
BOS
Wayne Primeau  Tripping against  Justin Williams
11:06
BOS
Phil Kessel  Hooking against  Trevor Letowski
13:54
BOS
Marc Savard  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Tim Gleason
13:54
CAR
Tim Gleason  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Marc Savard
15:16
BOS
P.J. Axelsson  Hooking against  Scott Walker
17:02
BOS
Brad Boyes  Too many men on the ice
3rd Period
00:13
CAR
Justin Williams  Hi-sticking against  Brad Boyes
00:13
CAR
Justin Williams  Hi-sticking against  Brad Boyes
02:03
BOS
Marc Savard  Hooking against  Craig Adams
08:07
BOS
Wayne Primeau  Holding the stick against  Erik Cole
10:14
CAR
Erik Cole  Hi-sticking against  Zdeno Chara
10:14
CAR
Erik Cole  Hi-sticking against  Zdeno Chara
13:47
BOS
Phil Kessel  Too many men on the ice
14:59
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
15:44
BOS
Brad Stuart  Interference against  Ray Whitney
OT Period
00:44
CAR
Eric Staal  Tripping against  Paul Mara
goalie stats
Tim Thomas
SA: 37TOI: 61:44
Saves: 34EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 15
SV%: .919SH: 1 - 1
Cam Ward
Cam Ward
SA: 33TOI: 61:29
Saves: 29EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .879SH: 0 - 0