Video: Watch all the goals (and one near-goal) in the Bruins’ Game 3 win over Carolina

Game 3 featured three very different periods, but Tuukka Rask's stellar play was the one constant in a 2-1 win.

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Brad Marchand's second-period goal was the difference-maker in the end in Game 3. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

The Bruins defeated the Hurricanes 2-1 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at PNC Arena Tuesday to push Carolina to the brink of elimination.

Game 3 featured three very different periods. In the first, the Hurricanes peppered the Bruins and goalie Tuukka Rask with 20 shots on net to the Bruins’ six. In the second period, the Bruins roared back and out-shot the Hurricanes 18-6. In the third period, shots finally evened out, with the Hurricanes slightly out-shooting the Bruins 10-7.

Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand’s second-period goals were ultimately the difference-makers for the Bruins alongside yet another inspired performance from Rask.

First period

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There were no goals scored in the first period.

Second period

Chris Wagner, 1-0 Bruins

What looked like a breakout by the Hurricanes turned into a smooth passing play. Sean Kuraly picked the puck up toward the top of the offensive zone and backhanded it to Joakim Nordstrom to the left of the net. Nordstrom’s pass sailed just past Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce to Wagner, who was left alone in front of the net. Wagner’s slick tap-in put the Bruins on the scoreboard first.

Brad Marchand, 2-0 Bruins

Marchand took a backhanded shot on power-play drive to the net five minutes after Wagner’s goal. Hurricanes defenseman Calvin de Haan blocked the initial shot with his hand, but the resulting deflection tipped the puck through Curtis McElhinney’s legs and into the net.

Calvin de Haan, 2-1 Bruins

de Haan was able to make up for his poor luck on Marchand’s goal later in the second period with his first-ever playoff goal. His slap shot stayed on the ice and slipped right under Rask’s pads and lowered the Hurricanes’ deficit to one.

Third period

A would-be Torey Krug power play goal was immediately called back due to Jake DeBrusk’s incidental contact with McElhinney. The Bruins challenged the ruling on the ice, but lost the challenge.

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Tuukka Rask held the Bruins’ lead with 10 third-period saves, including this one on a high-danger deflection by Jordan Staal.

The Bruins and Hurricanes play Game 4 Thursday at 8 p.m. at PNC Arena. The Bruins can eliminate the Hurricanes and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.with a win Thursday.