Charlie McAvoy scored the winner in a two-point game, and Riley Nash and Tommy Wingels also had a goal and an assist apiece as the Boston Bruins beat the visiting Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday night.
McAvoy ended overtime at the 1:08 mark when he raced down the ice during an odd-man rush and beat Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling for the winner. Nash, who took the place of the injured Patrice Bergeron on the top line, started the rush by winning a board battle with Carolina’s Derek Ryan in the Boston end and assisted on the winner. Bergeron is on the shelf after sustaining a broken foot on the weekend.
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask regrouped from a spotty opening period and made 29 saves in the win that snapped the Bruins‘ two-game losing skid.
Carolina’s Brock McGinn opened the scoring with a power-play marker at 10:01 of the first period, batting a rebound out of the air for his 11th goal of the season.
However, Boston’s Rick Nash evened the game at the 11:41 mark. Nash was alone at the front of the net when he received a pass from David Krejci and buried the chance on Darling for his 800th career point.
Teuvo Teravainen netted Carolina’s second power-play goal of the game at 13:09 of the wild opening frame, burying a glove-side shot from the right circle to restore the Hurricanes‘ lead.
Sebastian Aho made it a 3-1 lead for the visitors with 55 seconds remaining in the first period. Aho was unchecked as he went to the net, and he completed a perfect deke after taking a pass from Teravainen.
With 2.9 seconds remaining in the period, though, Riley Nash made it a one-goal game. Wingels, making his Bruins debut after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks, set up Nash in the slot.
Wingels took his turn lighting the lamp at the 5:34 mark of the second period to even the game at 3-3. After taking a cross-ice pass from Jake DeBrusk (two assists) during a rush, Wingels ripped a blocker-side shot.
Darling stopped 28 shots for the Hurricanes, who have lost six straight (0-4-2). Carolina’s Justin Faulk logged two assists.
The Hurricanes were without Jordan Staal, who missed a third straight game due to the death of his infant daughter, Hannah.