Boston 3, Carolina 2

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 26-13-2-5 12-8-1-2 14-5-1-3 W2
Carolina 22-18-2-4 11-8-1-1 11-10-1-3 L2


Milan Lucic’s power-play goal at the 11:49 mark of the third period snapped a tie and lifted the visiting Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

A night after a 7-0 home win over the Hurricanes, the Bruins had a much more difficult time but never trailed, winning for the fifth time in the last six games. Coming off his league-leading seventh shutout of the season, Tim Thomas stopped 43 shots for Boston.

Boston (26-13-7) jumped to a 1-0 lead just over two minutes into the game on a power-play goal by Johnny Boychuk. Carolina tied the contest on a power-play goal by Jussi Jokinen, his 11th of the season.

After a scoreless second period, Boston regained the lead on a goal by Brad Marchand. Carolina (22-18-6) tied it again on Chad LaRose’s ninth of the season with 10:41 left in regulation.

Cam Ward stopped 25 shots for the Hurricanes, who were 1-for-5 with the man advantage. Boston was 2-for-6.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Carolina
Mark Recchi 2 Points Jussi Jokinen 1
Johnny Boychuk 1 Goals Jussi Jokinen 1
Mark Recchi 2 Assists Joe Corvo 1
Johnny Boychuk 1 Power Play Goals Jussi Jokinen 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .956 Save Percentage Cam Ward .893
Tim Thomas 43 Saves Cam Ward 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 28 3 2-6 4-5 10 32
Carolina 45 2 1-5 4-6 12 33

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .409 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Bruins have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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