Bruins claim road victory over Hurricanes

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Carolina's Jamie McBain (left) defends as Boston's Brad Marchand tries to move the puck. The first-place Bruins knocked off the Hurricanes on Monday night.  GERRY BROOME/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Carolina's Jamie McBain (left) defends as Boston's Brad Marchand tries to move the puck. The first-place Bruins knocked off the Hurricanes on Monday night.

RALEIGH, N.C. — David Krejci scored a tiebreaking goal with 1:50 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Monday night.

Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists, Nathan Horton had a goal and an assist, Tyler Seguin had an empty-net goal and an assist and Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal for the Bruins.

The Northeast Division leaders remained unbeaten in regulation and opened the season by earning points in five consecutive games for the first time since 1990-91.

Eric Staal had a goal and an assist, and he and Jeff Skinner scored 50 seconds apart late in the second period to help the Hurricanes erase a two-goal deficit.

Jamie McBain added a goal and Cam Ward made 33 saves for the Hurricanes, who had their two-game winning streak ended.

Skinner has goals in four consecutive games and Jordan Staal has points in four in a row.

BLUE JACKETS 2, STARS 1

In Columbus, Ohio, Vinny Prospal scored from a hard angle at 1:22 of the third and Sergei Bobrovsky had 24 saves as the Blue Jackets ended a four-game losing streak.

It was the Blue Jackets’ first victory since opening night in Nashville in a shootout. They had been outscored 16-6 since while mustering just a point in a shootout loss to Detroit in the home opener a week ago.

Derek Dorsett also scored for the Blue Jackets.

Philip Larsen had the Stars’ goal with Kari Lehtonen stopping 25 shots.

The Blue Jackets took the lead for good when Prospal collected the puck in the right corner and fired a shot along the goal line that appeared to catch Lehtonen by surprise, slipping into the net.


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