The Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 this afternoon at TD Garden. Though the Bruins won, they didn't look sharp through long portions of the game. The Hurricanes scored first on a broken clear and turn over by Dan Paille that led to a tip over Tuukka Rask's left shoulder by Jiri Tlusty at 7:05 of the first period. Tuukka was by far the best Bruin today turning away 33 of 34 shots and the first and third periods he held the team in it and sealed the victory. Seth Griffith scored a gift goal by intercepting a weak defense to defense pass in front of Cam Ward and tipping it past Ward's extended left leg to dribble just inside the post. The PBR line scored their obligatory goal and it ended up being the game winner. Brad Marchand was able to wheel behind the net and down the right side board, feeding a pass to Patrice Bergeron in the slot. He one timed a shot as Reilly Smith screened the goalie with a defenseman draped all over him. Carolina generated 16 shots in the first period and 15 shots in the third. Hence large parts of the first and third the Bruins were hemmed in their own zone.
With the win, the Bruins in 19 games now have a record of 11-8. The Bruins better buckle down and get ready, the St. Louis Blues are coming to town on Tuesday and they are streaking and looking strong with a mobile defense and three lines of scoring forwards. The Bruins can measure their abilities based on the outcome of this coming game as the Blues are one of the five premier teams from the Western Conference.
Until Next Time !