Hurricanes Win 5-1, Take 1-0 Series Lead

In Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round Match-up between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes, both teams look to get the 1-0 series lead.

Boston Bruins Lines and Defencive Pairings

Carolina Hurricanes Lines and Defencive Pairings

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Game Recap

In the first period, after some jostling and puck movement, Carolina heads off to the box at 3:00 when Brady Skjei is whistled for a delay of game by sending puck over the glass. Saves are made on both sides of the ice, but Boston has the shots advantage halfway through the period. It looks as if the Hurricanes get on the board at 12:56 but the goal is waved off for goaltender interference, with no penalty called. At 13:53, Carolina gets their first power play of the contest when Erik Haula heads to the box on a holding penalty but Carolina would go on to get zero shots off during the extra man advantage. Then, at the 16:42 mark, the Hurricanes get their second power play of the game when Patrice Bergeron heads to the penalty box on a tripping call. The first period comes to an end with no score.

In the second period, both teams are able to get shots off but no goals are scored in the first four minutes of the contest. Carolina heads to their second penalty kill of when Ian Cole heads to the box for a tripping call at 8:15. After back and forth play, Carolina gets on the board when Seth Jarvis scores his first career NHL postseason goal and then Nino Niederreiter scores from the top of the circle to give the Canes the 2-0 lead.

In the third period, Boston gets on the board with a one-timer from Taylor Hall at 2:53. Carolina then re-takes the two goal lead when Teuvo Teravainen scores his first goal of this postseason at 7:02 but then Boston heads to their third power play of the night when Brendan Smith is called for an interference penalty. Carolina then closes the door on the contest when Vincent Trocheck scores his first of the postseason and then Andrei Svechnikov scores an empty net goal. his first goal of the postseason, to give Carolina the 5-1 lead and win.

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Scoring and Penalty Summary

1st Period
CAR Penalty: Brady Skjei for Delay of Game-Puck over Glass – 2 min minor – 03:00
BOS Penalty: Erik Haula for Holding – 2 min minor – 13:53
BOS Penalty: Patrice Bergeron for Tripping – 2 min minor – 16:42

2nd Period
CAR Penalty: Ian Cole for Tripping – 2 min minor – 8:15
CAR Goal: Seth Jarvis (1) – Assisted by Jaccob Slavin (1) and Ian Cole (1) – 16:28

CAR Goal: Nino Niederreiter (1) – Assisted by Tony DeAngelo (1) and Martin Necas (1) – 18:38

3rd Period
BOS Goal: Taylor Hall (1) – Assisted by Erik Haula (1) and Charlie McAvoy (1) – 02:53

CAR Goal: Teuvo Teravainen (1) – Assisted by Vincent Trocheck (1)- 7:02

CAR Penalty: Brendan Smith for Interference – 2 min minor – 10:00

CAR Goal: Vincent Trocheck (1) – Assisted by Max Domi (1) and Brett Pesce (1) – 16:58

CAR EN Goal: Andrei Svechnikov (1) – Assisted by Sebastian Aho (1) and Seth Jarvis (1) – 17:59

BOS Penalty: Travis Frederic for Misconduct – 10 min – 19:53
BOS Penalty: Travis Frederic for Roughing (served by Curtis Lazar) – 2 min minor – 19:53

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Period by Period Statistical Summary

1st Period

BOS – 0CAR – 0
Power Play0/10/2

2nd Period

BOS – 0CAR – 2
Power Play0/20/2

3rd Period

BOS – 1CAR – 5
Power Play0/30/3

Next Contest: Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 (CAR leads series 1-0)

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