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game recap

Hurricanes 4, Bruins 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Hurricanes 4, Bruins 1
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Boston Bruins 1
Three Stars of the Game
Cam Ward
1st
Cam Ward
SA: 34TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 23-23
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .971SH: 5-5
Joni Pitkanen
2nd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 25:46
Brandon Sutter
3rd
Brandon Sutter
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:57

BOSTON (AP) - Cam Ward stopped 33 shots, and Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen had a goal and two assists to lead the Hurricanes to their second win over the Boston Bruins in a week, 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Tuomo Ruutu, Anthony Stewart and Eric Staal had the other goals for Carolina, which also beat the defending Stanley Cup champions 3-2 at home last Wednesday.

Rich Peverley had a power-play goal for the Bruins, who were called for a number of penalties and dropped their third in four home games. Boston was whistled for 11 penalties in the second and third periods, many during scrums. The Hurricanes took five penalties during the last two periods.

Bruins coach Claude Julien was given a game misconduct with 3:44 to play.

Tuukka Rask stopped 19 shots in his second start, both losses. The other was a 1-0 defeat to Colorado last Monday.

Peverley's wrist shot beat Ward on the glove side with 9:01 to play. Shortly after, Nathan Horton was given a double minor for roughing to halt Boston's momentum. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara then took a high-sticking penalty seconds later.

Peverley's goal was the first for the Bruins on the power play after they went 0 for 22 following Brad Marchand's goal on their first advantage of the season.

Staal scored during a 5-on-3 power play to give Carolina a 3-1 lead with 6:34 to play. Ruutu's goal was also during a two-man power play.

Carolina jumped ahead 1-0 just 2:47 in when Stewart scored off a rebound during a scramble in front. He beat defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a loose puck to the left of Rask.

The Hurricanes made it 2-0 when Pitkanen beat Rask with a slap shot 10:19 into the second.

Boston's frustration then showed during a scrum behind the Hurricanes' net late in the second. Chara and Bruins winger Milan Lucic both charged into a group of players, and Chara ended up squaring off with defenseman Jay Harrison. During the melee, Rask skated to the other end and went mask-to-mask with Ward, but neither threw a punch.

Boston ended up down two players, but killed off the 5-on-3 power play without allowing any decent scoring chances. Just 7 seconds later, however, defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was whistled for interference. But the Bruins killed that power play, too.

Julien switched up his lines in the third period, but the Bruins showed little spark until Peverley's goal and a few scrums.

NOTES: Carolina D Tomas Kaberle, a midseason pickup by Boston last season before he signed a three-year, $12.75 million contract with the Hurricanes, got his Stanley Cup ring from Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli in the morning. ... Bruins D Joe Corvo left the bench after taking a hard hit into the boards, but he returned in the second period. ... It was Boston's first of four straight home games. ... The Bruins' three previous losses were by one goal. ... Boston C David Krejci missed his third straight game. ... Brett Sutter, who played most of last season with Charlotte of the AHL after being acquired from Calgary in November assisted on Stewart's goal for his first career point.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:47
CAR
Anthony Stewart (2) ASST: Brett Sutter (1), Joni Pitkanen (3)
1 - 0 CAR
2nd Period
10:19
CAR
Joni Pitkanen (2) ASST: Tuomo Ruutu (2), Tim Brent (2)
2 - 0 CAR
3rd Period
10:59
BOS
PPG - Rich Peverley (3) ASST: Dennis Seidenberg (1), Joe Corvo (3)
2 - 1 CAR
13:26
CAR
PPG - Eric Staal (3) ASST: Jussi Jokinen (4), Joni Pitkanen (4)
3 - 1 CAR
14:58
CAR
PPG - Tuomo Ruutu (1) ASST: Chad LaRose (1), Tomas Kaberle (2)
4 - 1 CAR
penalty summary
1st Period
10:00
CAR
Brett Sutter  Interference against  Joe Corvo
2nd Period
03:53
BOS
Brad Marchand  Charging against  Tuomo Ruutu
06:32
CAR
Jeff Skinner  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Ference
14:19
CAR
Jay Harrison  Roughing against  Zdeno Chara
14:19
BOS
Nathan Horton  Roughing against  Brandon Sutter
14:19
BOS
Tuukka Rask  Goalie leave crease
14:19
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Misconduct
14:19
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Instigator against  Jay Harrison
14:19
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Fighting against  Jay Harrison
14:19
CAR
Jay Harrison  Fighting against  Zdeno Chara
16:26
BOS
Dennis Seidenberg  Interference against  Tuomo Ruutu
18:01
CAR
Tuomo Ruutu  Slashing against  Andrew Ference
3rd Period
10:30
CAR
Tim Gleason  Roughing against  Milan Lucic
10:30
BOS
Milan Lucic  Roughing against  Bryan Allen
10:30
CAR
Bryan Allen  Roughing against  Milan Lucic
10:30
CAR
Brett Sutter  Fighting against  Chris Kelly
10:30
BOS
Chris Kelly  Fighting against  Brett Sutter
11:30
BOS
Nathan Horton  Roughing against  Tim Gleason
11:30
BOS
Nathan Horton  Roughing against  Tim Gleason
11:30
BOS
Nathan Horton  Misconduct against  Tim Gleason
11:48
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Hi-sticking against  Eric Staal
11:49
BOS
Brad Marchand  Misconduct
12:10
BOS
Dennis Seidenberg  Boarding against  Jeff Skinner
16:16
BOS
Milan Lucic  Misconduct
16:16
BOS
 Abuse of officials
goalie stats
Cam Ward
Cam Ward
3-2-0
SA: 34TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 23 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .971SH: 5 - 5
Tuukka Rask
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
Saves: 19EV: 13 - 15
PIM: 2PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .826SH: 0 - 0