Bruins Slip Past Hurricanes 2-1

The Boston Bruins aren't ready to let two embarrassing losses fade completely out of their minds with one victory.

Seth Griffith and Patrice Bergeron scored first-period goals, Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots and the Bruins rebounded from the consecutive defeats with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon.

The Bruins had lost their past two games by a combined 11-2 on the road at Toronto and Montreal.

"I thought we were overall better," Boston coach Claude Julien said. "What you've gone through the last two games, I don't think you're automatically going to turn the page. We've got to build ourselves back up there, and today was a good start."

Behind a spirited effort with solid hits throughout most of the game, the Bruins bounced back from what they hope is the low point of the season.

"I think it's probably the most important part of going into today's game, was upping our competitive level, emotional level and physical play," winger Milan Lucic said.

"It was a good start getting back on track - as far as those things went. We've got to keep those things at a high level for us to keep winning hockey games."

Jiri Tlusty scored for the Hurricanes, who lost their second straight after earning points in six consecutive games.

Cam Ward made 23 saves for Carolina, which had a fast start fade after allowing a bad goal in the first.


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