BOSTON — Anthony Stewart’s goal 2:47 in is good enough to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. The Bruins outshot the Hurricanes 13-10 at the end of the first, but goaltender Cam Ward has looked solid between the Carolina net.
- After seeing only five-plus minutes in Saturday’s game against the Blackhawks, defenseman Matt Bartkowski is following that up with a subpar first period. The rookie blue-liner has struggled in his own end of the ice and his gaffe in the first period — being unable to clear a puck in front of him — lead to Stewart’s goal.
- Johnny Boychuk continues to pinch every chance he gets in the Bruin end. Perhaps he could help generate a few more plays much like he did in Saturday’s win over Chicago.
- Once again, Tuukka Rask has looked solid between the pipes, but the team in front of him, while playing a little better, needs to bury some chances. Milan Lucic and Jordan Caron both both hit the post in the first period and the Black and Gold have had some odd man rushes. But, obviously, nothing going right for the Black and Gold so far.
- In his first game back in Boston since joining Carolina in the offseason, defenseman Tomas Kaberle got his welcome courtesy of Shawn Thornton. The Bruins’ enforcer picked his pocket setting up an odd-man rush, but couldn’t generate much out of the chance.
- After getting nothing generated on their first power play (surprise, surprise) the Bruins have been shut down on 20 straight power plays since Brad Marchand’s tally on the man advantage back on opening night.
- Joe Corvo went to the dressing room after a hard hit from Brandon Sutter, which resulted in an interference minor midway through the first period.