Found April 13, 2013 on Fox Sports:
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 Joe Corvo on a power play at 9:36 of the third. The win was Carolina's first in the month of April and the Hurricanes also ended an eight-game losing streak at home. ''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 5-on-3 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. Those are things we're dealing with right now.'' The teams were tied 1-1 after a wild first period that had three fights. Boston's Shawn Thornton tangled with Kevin Westgarth at 14:14, while Jay Harrison fought Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara at 18:41. Carolina's Nicolas Blanchard, in just his second NHL game, dropped the gloves with Gregory Campbell at 19:32. Lucic opened the scoring at 6:07 of the first, scoring his sixth goal 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 - who finished with two assists - and beating Rask from behind 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. ''Those guys who fought did a great job,'' Tlusty said. ''Westy is a tough guy and Thornton is a tough guy, too. Blanch had a hell of a fight. And Harry jumping in on Chara is something else - Chara is one of the biggest guys in the NHL.'' The Bruins tied it 2-2 at 17:57 when Andrew Ference took the puck from Semin at the red line and passed to Seguin for a breakaway. Corvo, who played for Boston last season, put Carolina ahead on the power play at 9:36 of the third 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. NOTES: Boston will host Ottawa on Monday night while Carolina will visit Ottawa on Tuesday night. ... Boston C Patrice Bergeron, out since a concussion on April 2 against Ottawa, was back at full speed for the morning skate but did not dress, while C Brad Marchand remained out with his concussion suffered at New Jersey. Bruins D Dougie Hamilton was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. ... Carolina D Joni Pitkanen (five games, heel), C Tim Brent (two games, lower body), LW Drayson Bowman (two games, lower body) and RW Tim Wallace (first game, upper body) were scratches.

Untapped Resources: Do some of Carolina's younger players deserve more of a chance?

One of the many things that I like about Kirk Muller is that he has been willing to give many young players a chance to succeed. Since his arrival, Muller has been the "Anti-Paul Murice" of sort where he has given most of the Hurricanes younger players top-nine minutes during their call-ups instead of just plugging them into checking line roles. He sort of did this out...

Game 41 By the Numbers: Bruins at Hurricanes

After Thursday night's game where the Hurricanes outplayed the Capitals only to end up taking a 3-1 loss, many got the feeling that this team was due for a few bounces. That's probably fair to say because they had lost 14 of their last 15 heading into this game, but the Hurricanes were also playing to well to continue this losing streak. They had a lot of games where they...

Game 40 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Capitals

We are at the point of the season where the Hurricanes are playing for draft position and all winning will do is impact that negatively. The fact that it got to this point is sad, but this is what happens when you manage to win only one out of fifteen games during the most important time of the year. I'm not the type of person who roots for a team to tank the rest of the season...

Justin Peters robs Jaromir Jagr with a filthy glove save

Jaromir Jagr has been a welcome addition to the Boston Bruins and on Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes he added an assist to extend his point streak to four games.  Jagr wanted to add to his point totals but Hurricanes netminder Justin Peters had something to say about that.  Peters made the undisputed save of the night on this play, diving across at the last second...

Race for the lottery

So it's finally come to this. After going 1-13-1 in their last 15 games, the Hurricanes have gone from first place in the Southeast to in the bottom-five in the NHL and have all but removed themselves from playoff contention. It's a situation that nobody wanted to happen after how active Jim Rutherford was this off-season, but a run like this will doom any team and it'...

Keys To The Game Vs Hurricanes

As the playoffs draw near the Bruins continue to fight for the Northeast division. It helps going up against a bad Carolina team. The last time the two teams squared off the Bruins won 6-2. Despite the scoreboard it wasn't necessarily the Bruins best game. The Canes are without Cam Ward which directly reflects on the score card. Carolina's goalie Peters gave up three goals...

Bruins-Hurricanes Live: B’s Head South Looking to Add to Canes’ Ongoing Misery

9:30 a.m.: The Carolina Hurricanes are not a very good hockey team, which means the Bruins need to do all they can to take full advantage of that on Saturday night. The B’s are in Raleigh Saturday night where they’ll take on a Carolina team that has lost its last seven straight and jockeying for the position of last place in the NHL. The Bruins got an up-close-and-personal look...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.