The Carolina Hurricanes started the game out well and were out-shooting and out-chancing the Boston Bruins, but fell behind 3-0 in the opening period and ended up losing to the Bruins, 6-2 on Monday night at TD Garden.
For the third game in a row the Hurricanes put more than 40 shots on goal, but still were blown out on the scoreboard.
Justin Peters started out the contest in net for the visitors and struggled. Peters allowed two goals on four shots and was replaced by Dan Ellis just 7:58 into the game, although Ellis didn't find things any easier between the pipes as three more goals were scored by time the game was half over while the Bears jumped out to a 5-0 lead.
Even though they were behind by five goals, Carolina continued to attack the net and finally scored twice on Tuukka Rask midway through the third period when Patrick Dwyer and Drayson Bowman lit the lamp 45 seconds apart. But Nathan Horton answered with a goal of his own shortly afterward and that would close out the scoring.
There is no rest for the weary as the Canes will next face the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are waiting for them in Raleigh, on Tuesday night.
- The Hurricanes outshot the Bruins 42-36 for the game and had an 18-9 advantage after the first period. Jiri Tlusty had a game high six.
- One bright spot on the blueline was Brett Bellemore who had a personal season high 18:02 of ice time and a team high five blocked shots.
- The team was credited with 20 hits and were led by Tuomo Ruutu with four.
- There is no audio of Kirk Muller after the game. Here is a link to what Bowman and Skinner had to say, Canes PR.com.