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Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2 (OT)

Di Giuseppe rips in rebound in overtime to win it for Carolina

Phil Di Giuseppe celebrates his game-winning goal in Boston
Phil Di Giuseppe celebrates his game-winning goal in Boston
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The Carolina Hurricanes continued to rack up points as they defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2 in overtime on Thursday night at TD Garden.

The Canes have now earned seven out of eight possible points in their four games since trade deadline day.

Noah Hanifin earned two assists in his first game played in his home town of Boston, including a perfect pass to Jeff Skinner who was breaking in alone with the game on the line in overtime.  Skinner was stopped on the play, but another rookie, Phillip Di Giuseppe, rifled in the rebound for the game-winner just 1:30 into the extra period.

The Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead in the first period, without benefit of a single shot on goal at even strength.  During their first powerplay opportunity, Elias Lindholm got a puck past Tuukka Rask, who made 25 saves on the 28 Carolina shots he faced.

To start the second period, the Bruins tied the score during a powerplay chance of their own on a pretty shot by Loui Eriksson.

Later in the period, Chris Terry and Nathan Gerbe teamed up to give Carolina back the lead.  Terry made a nice move in close and Gerbe cleaned it up to make it 2-1.

The Bruins tied the game again early in the third period when David Pastrnak beat Cam Ward on the short side from a tight angle.  Ward recovered though and ended up making 30 saves on 32 Boston shots.

The game eventually went to overtime where Hanifin, Skinner, and Di Giuseppe teamed up for the winner.

Next up for the Hurricanes will be the Sabres, in Buffalo on Saturday afternoon.

Game Notes:

  • Riley Nash also had two assists.
  • Jordan Staal and Skinner each had five shots to lead the team.  Staal also won 69% of his faceoffs.  The team was at 57%.
  • Jaccob Slavin had a team high 25:09 of ice time.
  • Event Summary