Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. - Jiri Tlusty helped the Carolina Hurricanes find a way to end their long losing streak.
Tlusty scored two goals, giving him a career-high 19, and the Hurricanes ended a seven-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Bruins on Saturday.
The go-ahead goal came from former Bruin Joe Corvo on a power play at 9:36 of the third.
"I'm happy for the guys," Carolina Coach Kirk Muller said. "They've been playing like that for a while. Tonight they stuck with it and played an intense, energized game against a good hockey club. They played the right way and finally got some reward for it."
Jeff Skinner added a first-period power-play goal, the first time this season Boston had allowed two power-play goals in a game.
Carolina goalie Justin Peters stopped 28 shots, while Boston's Tuukka Rask had 34 saves.
Peters' most impressive stop was a glove save on Jaromir Jagr during a five-on-three power play midway through the second.
"I wanted to put forth a great effort for the boys because of how hard they've been working and how great the atmosphere has been in here," Peters said. "It was nice to get a result. Jagr is an unbelievable player and it's an honor just to play on the same ice surface as him."
Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic scored for the Bruins.
"We had some brain cramps out there tonight," Boston Coach Claude Julien said. "The mistakes we made tonight were not helpful -- two power-play goals."
Lucic opened the scoring at 6:07 of the first, scoring on a deflection. Jagr had an assist for his 1,686th career point.
Skinner tied it on a power play at 19:24, taking a pass from Alexander Semin and beating Rask to the stick side.
Tlusty gave Carolina a 2-1 lead at 14:04 of the second, receiving Eric Staal's pass from behind the net in the right circle and lifting it over Rask's right shoulder.
The Bruins tied it at 17:57 when Andrew Ference took the puck from Semin at the red line and passed to Seguin for a breakaway.
Corvo put Carolina ahead on the power play when he received Marc-Andre Bergeron's pass on the left point and beat Rask over the right shoulder.
"There weren't many mistakes made out there," Corvo said. "Everybody did his job tonight and we got the good result. It's always nice to score and beat your old team."
Tlusty added an empty-net goal with 28.1 seconds left.