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Recap: Bruins 2, Hurricanes 1 - OT

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Canes fall to Bruins with just 37 seconds left in overtime

A wide open David Pastrnak scores the game-winner in Carolina
A wide open David Pastrnak scores the game-winner in Carolina
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The Carolina Hurricanes faced a desperate Boston Bruins team on Sunday and matched their intensity for much of the game before falling to them, 2-1 in overtime on Sunday evening at the PNC Arena.

The Canes outshot the Bruins, 31-30 for the game and also outhit them, 49-33.

Justin Faulk played a game high 27:12 of TOI, led his team with seven hits, hit the post twice on shots, and also had a team high three blocked shots in the losing effort.

After falling behind 1-0 early in the contest on a Ryan Spooner shot, the Canes finally tied the score with just 22 seconds left in the second period when Nathan Gerbe took a pass from Chris Terry and lifted it over Tuukka Rask.

The intensity was sky high for both sides in the third period and the home team probably had the best chance of the period when Elias Lindholm fed Jeff Skinner during on a 2-on-1 rush, but Skinner hit the post on the try.

Referee Tim Peel made an unusual call late in regulation when he penalized Ron Hainsey for throwing his stick at the puck after it was broken.  The Canes were able to kill off the disadvantage though, even as they started off the overtime period with just three skaters for 17 seconds.

Both teams had a couple of good chances in the extra period and it looked like things might be settled in a shootout, but David Pastrnak broke in on Anton Khudobin all alone and he beat the Carolina goalie "5 hole" as he stretched to make the save.

Khudobin played very well and made 28 saves on 30 shots in the game.

Next up for the Canes will be another hungry team desperate for a win.  They face the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.

Game Notes:

  • After Faulk's seven hits, Brett Bellemore and Brad Malone had six each.
  • Gerbe had a team high seven shots on goal.  Victor Rask was next with five.
  • Jay McClement won a team high 68% in the faceoff circle.
  • post game audio and stats