NHL Postseason Caterwaul: Bruins rally in the third to take Game 1
Hurricanes lack of discipline proves costly
The Boston Bruins scored two power-play goals early in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit and went on to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes by a 5-2 count in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final at TD Garden.
After former Florida Panthers skater Steven Kampfer opened the scoring 2:55 into the action, Carolina evened the game 47 seconds later on Sebastian Aho’s power-play marker and took the lead midway through the second when another ex-Cat, Greg McKegg lit the lamp.
Boston tied the game 2:25 into the final frame when Marcus Johansson scored with Jordan Staal off for boarding and forged ahead just 28 seconds later after Patrice Bergeron struck with Dougie Hamilton serving a roughing minor. Brad Marchand drew the primary assist on both goals.
Charlie Coyle tacked on an empty-netter at 17:47 and Chris Wagner beat Petr Mrazek five-hole 11 seconds after that to complete the scoring.
Tuukka Rask finished the game with 29 saves, including 14 in the middle stanza when Carolina had the better of the play, but could only come up with one goal.
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IIHF World Championship
Group stage play at the 2019 IIHF World Championship begins today in Slovakia. Three of the four Panthers forwards playing in the tournament will be in action. Sorry folks, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow for Vincent Praplan.
Finland (Juho Lammikko) vs. Canada 10:15 a.m. NHL Network, TSN
Russia (Evgenii Dadonov) vs. Norway 10:15 a.m. TSN5
USA (Frank Vatrano) vs. Slovakia 2:15 p.m. NHL Network, TSN
Czech Republic vs. Sweden 2:15 p.m. TSN3
Who will win the World Championship?