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B's top Hurricanes in overtime
Right winger Jarome Iginla, who hit both posts with an open net in the third period, set center David Krejci up for the winner 1:28 into the overtime, allowing the Bruins to beat goalie Cam Ward, who played an outstanding game in the Carolina goal.
The Canes, averaging 1.91 goals per game coming in, didn't have a shot from the middle of the first period to around the same time in the second. They tied the game with 8:50 left when right winger Patrick Dwyer scored on a short-handed breakaway. It was the first short-handed goal allowed by the Bruins this season.
Defenseman Zdeno Chara and right winger Reilly Smith both scored their fourth goals of the year for Boston, while defenseman Andrej Sekera (fifth goal of the year) also scored for Carolina.
NOTES: Carolina C Eric Staal's first-period assist gave him a five-game points streak. ... Bruins Ds Adam McQuaid (seventh straight) and Dennis Seidenberg (second game) both remained out of the Bruins lineup with lower body injuries, but McQuaid is practicing and close to returning. There was speculation McQuaid would be back Saturday, but Kevan Miller's strong play in his NHL debut Thursday night allowed Boston to take more time on McQuaid. ... Carolina LW Jeff Skinner played in his 200th NHL game. ... The Hurricanes host the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night while the Bruins have the Pittsburgh Penguins at home Monday night. ... Bruins coach Claude Julien, taking secrecy to a whole new level, would not tell the media who was starting his goal 90 minutes before Saturday's game, but Chad Johnson led the team out for warm-ups and got his fourth start of the season. ... Peter Laviolette, fired by the Flyers earlier this season and also the former Carolina coach, was in the press box. He will be an assistant coach with the U.S. Olympic Team.