Weight, who was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the
Hurricanes last Monday, scored on Carolina's next opportunity.
Carolina improved to 5-1 in shootouts, while Boston fell to 0-5.
"We have guys that are capable of scoring," Boston coach Mike
Sullivan said. "For whatever reason, we haven't had success in
Eric Staal had a goal and an assist and Cory Stillman added a
pair of assists for the Hurricanes, who improved to 2-1-0 on their
four-game road trip.
Carolina, which lost to New Jersey 3-0 Friday, recovered from a
pair of one-goal deficits to win for 15th win in 17 games. The
Hurricanes have the best record in the NHL and haven't lost
consecutive games since losing three straight Nov. 19-22.
"Whether we're up a goal or down a goal, we kept coming,"
Stillman said. "It goes to show you what our team is made of."
Brad Stuart forced overtime when he took a nifty pass from P.J.
Axelsson and fired a slap shot to the left of Gerber 17:55 into the
third period. Milan Jurcina also assisted on the goal, which was
Stuart's eighth of the season.
Carolina outshot Boston 7-0 in overtime and Frantisek Kaberle
hit the left post on a 3-on-1 in the closing seconds of overtime
before the Hurricanes won 2-1 in the shootout.
The Bruins lost their second consecutive game after winning five
of six. Thomas had 40 saves, but fell to 7-2-1 since getting called
up from Providence on Jan. 10.
Thomas saved all nine shots he faced in the first period to help
the Bruins go up 1-0. But the Hurricanes outshot Boston 18-4 in the
second period, scoring twice.
"I can't say enough about (Thomas)," Boston defender Nick
Boynton said. "He's been playing great. He makes key saves when he
has to give us a shot."
Staal took a Stillman pass and fired a slap shot past Thomas
from the middle of the right circle 3:23 into the third period to
put the Hurricanes up 3-2.
Staal, who has four goals and six assists in the last seven
games and 34 goals on the season, also assisted on Cole's
game-tying goal late in the second period.
Less than a minute after Boyes' 16th of the season gave the
Bruins a 2-1 lead, Cole backhanded a shot past Thomas to make it
2-2 15:23 into the second period.
"I thought we were pretty relentless," Carolina coach Peter
Glen Wesley's second goal of the year tied it at 1 in the second
period. Thomas made a pad save on a Chad LaRose slap shot, but
Wesley poked the rebound past an outstretched Thomas and into the
bottom right-hand corner of the net. Ward also assisted on the
A day after being shut out by the Montreal Canadiens, the Bruins
spent most of the first period on the offensive.
Boston recorded 11 first-period shots and took a 1-0 lead when
David Tanabe blasted a slap shot past Gerber 9:54 into the period.
It was Tanabe's second of the season.
^Notes:@ Staal has 20 multi-point games on the season. ... Axelsson
recorded his 200th career point. ... Boston was without left wing
Marco Sturm, who sustained an upper-body injury in the Bruins' 2-0
loss to Montreal Saturday. ... The Bruins fell to 9-1-2 against
Southeastern Division opponents. ... Tanabe was Carolina's
first-round draft pick in 1999. ... The Bruins fell to 3-5-2 in the
second game of back-to-backs.
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Arena: TD Garden Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: Don Koharski, Wes McCauley Linesmen: Pierre Champoux, Michel Cormier
Attendance: 15,495 (88.2% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
David Tanabe (2)
Assist: Andrew Alberts
Glen Wesley (2)
Assists: Chad LaRose, Aaron Ward
Brad Boyes (16)
(Power Play) Assist: Glen Murray
Erik Cole (24)
Assists: Eric Staal, Cory Stillman
Eric Staal (33)
Assists: Cory Stillman, Aaron Ward
Brad Stuart (8)
Assists: Milan Jurcina, P.J. Axelsson
No scoring this period
Patrice Bergeron shootout attempt against Martin Gerber with a Slapshot results in a SAVE!
Glen Murray shootout attempt against Martin Gerber with a Slapshot results in a SAVE!
Brad Boyes shootout attempt against Martin Gerber with a Slapshot results in a GOAL!
Sergei Samsonov shootout attempt against Martin Gerber with a Slapshot results in a SAVE!