The Boston Bruins felt they were due for an offensive night like this.
Brad Marchand scored two goals, Tuukka Rask stopped 40 shots and the Bruins posted a season-high in goals with a 6-2 victory Monday night over the struggling Carolina Hurricanes.
Rich Peverley, Andrew Ference, Jordan Caron and Nathan Horton each added a goal, and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg established a career-high with three assists for Boston, which moved a point behind Montreal in the Northeast Division.
The Bruins rebounded from a frustrating 2-1 loss to the rival Canadiens with a big offensive night.
''As of late we haven't scored a lot of goals in games,'' Marchand said. ''It's nice to come into our (dressing) room after a good offensive game.''
It was just the second time in 12 games that Boston has posted more than three goals -- and the other came in a 6-5 shootout loss to Montreal at home on March 27.
''Every team goes through phases like that,'' Rask said. ''It's nice. It was their time.''