BOSTON — Seth Griffith and Patrice Bergeron scored first-period goals, Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots and the Boston Bruins rebounded from consecutive embarrassing losses with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon.

The Bruins had lost their past two games by a combined 11-2 on the road at Toronto and Montreal.

Jiri Tlusty scored for the Hurricanes, who lost their second straight after earning points in six consecutive games. Cam Ward made 23 saves for Carolina.

Trailing 1-0 midway through the first period, the Bruins benefited from a Hurricanes mistake.

Carolina defenseman Andrej Sekera’s flubbed a backhand pass to defenseman Justin Faulk in front of the net. The puck caromed back toward Sekera and trickled in off his skate. Griffith, forechecking tight on the play, was credited with the goal.

Boston went ahead 2-1 when Bergeron slipped a wrist shot past Ward in the final minute of the first after collecting Brad Marchand’s pass at the right circle.

Rask made the lead stand with a couple of good stops midway through the third, including a right-pad stop on a Victor Rask’s rebound from in close.

Boston had a goal waved off in the third when Daniel Paille’s shot slipped behind Ward, but Gregory Campbell was called for goaltender interference. Ward also stopped Carl Soderberg’s breakaway with 2-1/2 minutes left.