David Krejci scored in the third round of the shootout to lift the Bruins past the Hurricanes 3-2 Tuesday night in Raleigh, N.C.
Phil Kessel also scored in the shootout and Tim Thomas (45 saves) stopped the Hurricanes cold for Boston, which blew a late 2-0 lead by allowing two goals in the final 63 seconds. Krejci's clincher came when he beat Cam Ward with a wrist shot to his glove side.
Marc Savard had a goal and an assist and Zdeno Chara scored for Boston, which scored twice on the power play against the league's worst penalty kill and denied Carolina the first sweep of the Bruins in franchise history.
Ray Whitney and Erik Cole both scored in the final 63 seconds of regulation. Whitney beat Thomas with a snap shot from the left side with 1:03 left and Cole followed with a wrist shot to tie it with 42.9 seconds left.
Ward made 36 saves — and gloved a hard shot from a wide-open Andrew Ference as overtime expired — for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes. The Bruins came in having lost five of seven overall.
This program aired on February 20, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.