Game 5 of the series between the Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes took place this afternoon. It’s a must win game for the Hurricanes, as the Bruins look to close out the series.
A quick recap of the previous 4 games:
Here is how the 2 teams would line up for Game 5:
In the first period, it would be the Hurricanes that would jump out to the lead. The goal, coming about halfway in the period, was scored by Haydn Fleury. It would be his second goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play came from Sebastian Aho and Jordan Martinook.
The Hurricanes would hold onto a 1-0 lead heading into the intermission.
In the second period, there was a lot of back and forth action between the two teams, with the goalies coming up with the saves. With about 5 minutes left in the period, the Bruins would tie the game up. The goal coming from David Krejci, his third of the playoffs. Assists on the play came from David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron.
Just before the end of the period, the Bruins would grab the lead. A bank shot goal by Patrice Bergeron, his second goal of the playoffs, and second point of the game. Assists on the play came from David Pastrnak and David Krejci, both earning their second points of the game.
That would be all that the Bruins would need, as Halak shut the door on all of the Hurricanes offensive rushes. They would hold on to the 2-1 lead and will advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Here are the numbers for Game 5:
3 Stars of the Game