NHL Hockey

Final 1 2 3 Tot
Carolina 1 1 0 2
Boston 1 1 3 5
Series tied 2-2
Three Stars
1: Brad Marchand, Bos (2G, 3A)
2: Patrice Bergeron, Bos (1G, 2A)
3: Jake DeBrusk, Bos (1G, 1A)
9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST20:30 UAE12:30 ET13:30 BRT, May 8, 2022
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts  Attendance: 17,850

Brad Marchand scores twice as Bruins knot series with Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins

  1. The Hurricanes won each of the last five playoff series in which they led two-games-to-one. The last time Carolina didn't win a playoff series in which it had a 2-1 lead was in the first round against the Bruins in 1999 (lost in six games).
  2. Carolina's Jaccob Slavin and Vincent Trocheck are the only players on either team with at least one point in each of the three games in this series. Only one player in Hartford-Carolina franchise history began a playoff year with a point streak of four games or longer. Sebastian Aho tallied a point in each of the Hurricanes' first five postseason games in 2020.
  3. The Bruins have scored at least one goal in each of their last 65 playoff games. It's the longest current streak without being shut out in the playoffs for any NHL team, and it's second-longest such streak in Bruins playoff history (71 games, 1977 to 1984).
  4. Brad Marchand scored one goal and assisted two in Game 3. Marchand's goal was the 46th of his NHL/Bruins playoff career, which ties him with Phil Esposito for third most in Boston franchise history, behind Cam Neely (55) and Patrice Bergeron (48).
  5. Derek Forbort blocked nine shots in Game 3. It was the most blocks by a Bruin in a playoff game since Dennis Seidenberg had nine in Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at Chicago, which Boston lost in triple-overtime. Forbort has had only one other game with nine or more blocks in the NHL. He had 11 in a regular-season game for Winnipeg in March 2011.
  6. Jeremy Swayman's 25-save victory on Friday was his first Stanley Cup playoff win. He's the first rookie goaltender to win a playoff game for the Bruins since Tuukka Rask had seven wins as a rookie in the 2010 playoffs.

BOSTON -- Brad Marchand scored a pair of third-period goals and had three assists as the Boston Bruins earned a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes to even their Eastern Conference first-round series at two games each on Sunday afternoon.

Boston began the third period on a 36-second 5-on-3 and capitalized as Sebastian Aho's double-minor for high-sticking continued. At the 44-second mark, Marchand buried the go-ahead goal from the left circle following Charlie Coyle's feed.

Patrice Bergeron finished with a goal and two assists. Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak each logged a goal and an assist, and Coyle added two helpers.

Game 5 of the best-of-seven series will be played Tuesday in Raleigh, N.C.

Jeremy Swayman earned his second consecutive victory, making 24 saves.

After Marchand netted the winner, Bergeron's faceoff win set up a Pastrnak tally at 5:41. Off the draw, Marchand fed his fellow winger, who was open at the top of Antti Raanta's crease.

Marchand finished his five-point game on an empty-netter with 34.4 seconds left.

The Bruins played without top defensemen Charlie McAvoy (COVID-19 protocol) and Hampus Lindholm (upper body). Coach Bruce Cassidy called Lindholm a "possibility" to play Tuesday.

Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist for Carolina. Brett Pesce also scored.

In his return from a Game 2 injury, Raanta made 23 saves.

Carolina was dominant through most of the first period, though it didn't convert on two power-play opportunities. The visitors got on the board just after Boston completed its second penalty kill as Pesce scored in the slot, putting home Staal's feed on the rush at 14:06.

The Canes held a 10-3 shot advantage when they took the lead.

Boston responded 2:03 later as Bergeron buried his third goal of the series. After Pastrnak centered the puck off the side of the goal, the Bruins captain was quick to tuck it past Raanta at the right post.

It didn't take long -- just 33 seconds -- in the second period for Carolina to break the 1-1 tie. Staal crashed toward the net and nailed Nino Niederreiter's backhand centering feed from the bottom of the left circle.

It didn't take long -- just 33 seconds -- in the second period for Carolina to break the 1-1 tie. Staal crashed toward the net and nailed Nino Niederreiter's backhand centering feed from the bottom of the left circle.

DeBrusk buried a loose puck in the blue paint to knot the score at 2-2 with 1:16 left in the second. To set it up, Marchand threw the puck toward the crease from behind the goal line.

--By Joshua Kummins, Field Level Media

Updated May 8, 2022

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