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Final: Hurricanes 4, Bruins 1

Ugly night at Garden finally over.

16:16 3d period: Hurricanes 4-1
Game DQ for Claude Julien. Follows Milan Lucic to room.

14:58 3d period: Hurricanes 4-1
Tuomo Ruutu with the backdoor PPG. Guess Bruins crossed the line. Hope rest of game stays calm.

13:26 3d period: Hurricanes 3-1
Eric Staal with five-on-three PPG. Lots left to kill.

11:30 3d period: Hurricanes 2-1
Nathan Horton rag-dolling Tim Gleason in front of Carolina net. Gleason doesn’t do much to respond. Four-minute PP for Hurricanes. Not timely.

10:59 3d period: Hurricanes 2-1
Rich Peverley snaps a power-play shot past Cam Ward. Some PP life. Sharp puck movement at top, good screen by Brad Marchand.


10:30 3d period: Hurricanes 2-0
Chris Kelly vs. Brett Sutter. Kelly with the convincing win. Starts with Milan Lucic having words and jousting with Tim Gleason and Bryan Allen. First scrap as a Bruin for the mild-mannered Kelly.

2:00 3d period: Hurricanes 2-0
Three new lines for Bruins. Benoit Pouliot with Tyler Seguin and Nathan Horton. Jordan Caron with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Chris Kelly centering Milan Lucic and Rich Peverley.

20:00 2d period: Hurricanes 2-0
Urgency on the ice, urgency behind bench. No PP time for Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic, or Brad Marchand. Benoit Pouliot and Chris Kelly getting looks.

14:19 2d period: Hurricanes 2-0
Finally, some tempers. Jay Harrison and Nathan Horton trade shots in front of Carolina net. Zdeno Chara jumps in and starts throwing with Harrison. Tuukka Rask doesn’t like Cam Ward getting into middle of mix. Rask skates from net and has a chat with Ward. Bruins desperately needed some emotion.

10:10 2d period: Hurricanes 2-0
Joni Pitkanen carries the puck into the offensive zone and blasts a slapper through Tuukka Rask. Should be stopped if puck goes in clean.

0:46 2d period: Hurricanes 1-0
Brandon Sutter hits the left post. Slipped past Joe Corvo.

0:00 2d period: Hurricanes 1-0
Joe Corvo is on the bench to start the second.


20:00 1st period: Hurricanes 1-0
Not much pop from Bruins despite 13-10 shot advantage. Joe Corvo absent for final 10 minutes of first. Coaching staff has little trust in Matt Bartkowski, so Bruins down to four defensemen. Best for all parties if Bartkowski is assigned to Providence sooner rather than later.

15:21 1st period: Hurricanes 1-0
Tuukka Rask steps out to make a big-time stop on Chad LaRose. Zero signs of urgency in Bruins’ game.

12:44 1st period: Hurricanes 1-0
Jordan Caron hits the post. Good play by Zdeno Chara to initiate scoring chance.

10:00 1st period: Hurricanes 1-0
Brandon Sutter drills Joe Corvo into corner. All weight of hit on Corvo’s right shoulder. Corvo to the room.

2:47 1st period: Hurricanes 1-0
Tuukka Rask makes several tough stops. But Anthony Stewart on doorstep to go upstairs with rebound. Matt Bartkowski can’t clear puck.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
Adam McQuaid and David Krejci out.



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