Bruins Defeat Hurricanes, 5-3
Anton Khudobin, Bruins’ backup goalie, was given the nod to play between the pipes for the first time this season against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday. The Bruins’ goalie tandem of Rask and Khudobin was a concern heading into this season, but Khudobin held down the fort and helped the team beat the Hurricanes 5-3 in Carolina on Monday.
The Bruins came out flying in the first period. However, they were quickly left shorthanded when Khudobin received a delay-of-game penalty for playing the puck outside the trapezoid. Killing the first penalty,with many more to come, Zdeno Chara set Brad Marchand up for a one-timer at the face-off dot. Marchand netted the first goal of the game.
The B’s headed to their first power play when an interference penalty was called on Carolina forward, Patrick Dwyer. Just when many thought the B’s power play was hopeless, Chara scored the team’s second goal with a shot from the point.
Tim Gleason tried to wake his team up by dropping the gloves against Milan Lucic. With just 5:10 left in the first, Jamie McBain put Carolina on the scoreboard with help from teammates Eric Staal and Alexander Semin.
Shortly into the second period, the Bruins were called for a too-many-men penalty. A second penalty was called on Patrice Bergeron for hooking, but the B’s manage to kill off the 5-on-3.
After skating into the offensive zone alone and undressing three Carolina defensemen, Nathan Horton fired a shot passed Cam Ward, bringing the B’s to a 3-1 lead.
Jeff Skinner takes the puck after a turnover from the Bruins in the neutral zone. He beats Khudobin, shortening Carolina’s deficit 3-2. With just 1:15 to go in the second, Semin capitalizes on another Bruin’s turnover, feeding the puck to Eric Staal to even the score 3-3.
With about five minutes into the third, the Bruins went on the power play. About a minute later, the Bruins shattered their power play when Chris Bourque received a tripping penalty, forcing a 4-on-4. The Bruins were able to kill their sixth penalty of the night, and withstand the Hurricanes
With 1:15 left in regulation and the game tied at 3, rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton fed a shot across the ice David Krejci who wristed it past Ward for the game-winner. Tyler Seguin scored on an empty-netter, his first of the season, to secure the B’s with a 5-3 victory.
The Bruins are back in the TD Garden tonight where they will take on the New Jersey Devils at 7pm. Keep track of the game and all the latest Bruins updates on our Twitter, @SU_VoiceSports