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Bruins Vs. Hurricanes: Two-Goal Third Period Pushes Boston Past Carolina, 3-2

The Boston Bruins came out of the RBC Center with a win over the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2. It was the Bruins 30th win of the season.


After a long, scoreless first period, the Bruins broke through when Daniel Paille scored his first goal since April, at the 4:13 mark. The goal came off a deflection from a Zdeno Chara shot. At first, it was thought Shawn Thornton scored the goal, but reply clearly showed Paille had the final tip.

But the lead did not stay for long, as the 'Canes scored at 11:13 mark to tie it. On a Sergei Samsonov shot, Jamie McBain made a tip to get it by Tim Thomas for the Carolina first of the game.

Into the third period, where Nathan Horton scored on a behind the net feed from David Krejci to give the Bruins the edge. It was Horton's 13th goal of the season, and broke a 20-game scoreless streak. But the Bruins scoring was not done yet, as 1:12 later, a Patrice Bergeron slapper snuck by Cam Ward for a 3-2 Bruins lead.

Carolina scored again a few minutes later in the period, a shot from Joe Corvo that got by a very screened Tim Thomas. It was the only power play goal of the night, as Brad Marchand was serving a holding penalty.

The game ended at the same score, as the Bruins held off the Hurricanes late barrage of shots.

Thursday night the Bruins return home for a game with the Dallas Stars.