Looking to refocus on hockey after struggling in their first three games, the Bruins have been very physical with the Hurricanes thanks to big hits from Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic. The ‘Canes haven’t backed away though and have given as good as they’ve gotten.
The Bruins best chance came early in the period when a wild scramble in front of the net resulted in open net opportunities for both Lucic and Tyler Seguin, but neither was able to get any wood on the puck to put it in the net.
Carolina goalie Cam Ward has been sharp otherwise, shutting down almost all the Bruins attacks and not allowing many rebounds. Tim Thomas has been equally sharp, making several crucial saves including a great stop of Jeff Skinner late in the period with the Hurricanes on the power play.
The Bruins are 0-2 on the power play tonight, making them 1-15 on the season.
When the second period begins the Hurricanes will be on the power play for another 30 seconds.