Carolina 3, Boston 0

Thursday, February 2, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 19-25-5-4 13-12-0-3 6-13-5-1 W1
Boston 32-15-1-1 17-8-1-1 15-7-0-0 L1


Brandon Sutter had a goal and an assist and Cam Ward made a season-high 47 saves for his third shutout of the season and 19th of his career as the Carolina Hurricanes completed their first-ever season series sweep of the Bruins with a 3-0 victory Thursday in Boston.

Sutter secured the win with his 12th goal of the season at 3:13 of the third period. Andreas Nodl blocked a Tuukka Rask clearing attempt in the corner and found Sutter in the high slot.

Ward, a perfect 4-0 against the Bruins this year, has only allowed 20 goals in his last 12 games.

Tuomo Ruutu gave the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead at 16:41 of the middle frame when he backhanded a rebound past a sprawling Rask. Ruutu’s 16th goal of the season came after Sutter forced a turnover and got a shot off that created the rebound.

Despite Carolina being outshot 22-8, Eric Staal scored the lone first-period goal. The play started when Ruutu impaled Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk on his own stick in the corner to leave the puck for Jiri Tlusty, who fired a pass to Staal alone in the slot for his 12th of the season.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Boston
Brandon Sutter 2 Points N/A
Brandon Sutter 1 Goals N/A
Brandon Sutter 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Ward 1.000 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .903
Cam Ward 47 Saves Tuukka Rask 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 31 3 0-4 2-2 4 16
Boston 47 0 0-2 4-4 8 38

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Bruins have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .278 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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