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Hurricanes take a 3-0 decision over B’s in Game 2

05.03.09 at 9:36 pm ET
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19:30: Big miss by Savard off a nifty pass from the side of the net by Kessel. That’s two Grade A bids that the B’s haven’t cashed in on tonight.

18:31: Slashing on Andrew Ference. First PP of the night for Carolina.

15:19: Good little backhand bid by Wheeler with Krejci jamming in front of the Carolina net. Ward made the quick glove save on the shot, though, and then Krejci and Ryan Bayda engaged in a little pushing and shoving in front of the Canes net.

12:17: What a quick stick move by P.J. Axelsson to fake Corvo off his skates. He fired a shot from the slot directly afterward, but Ward closed the pads before the puck could trickle through.

11:30: Good pressure by Bruins with a bid in close by Chuck Kobasew at the left goal post, and a one-man rush by Bergeron up the right side. But Ward was able to stop both of them.

10:21: Good blocker-side save by Ward on a Savard shot from the high slot. Ward is much better than he was in Game 1, but the Bruins have also helped him at times.

7:45: Bonehead play by Tim Gleason. Flipped the puck right over the boards with hardly any pressure from the B’s in his own zone. Delay of game penalty for Canes. B’s PP is 0-for-2.

6:07: Ward saved his best of the night for this PP. Great toe saves on Michael Ryder when he tried to wait out the goalie following a scramble in front and then another pad-extended beauty on Dennis Wideman from the high point.

3:07: Penalty on Pitkanen for cross-checking Dennis Wideman. Another PP for the Bruins to close things out in the third period.

1:51: Tim Thomas pulled during PP, but a bad Kessel pass out of the offensive zone gets an off-sides whistle and a faceoff.

1:28: Thomas pulled again. 6-on-4 for 22 seconds and then a 6-on-5.

00:27.1: Eric Staal empty-netter when the Bruins couldn’t keep it in the zone. Good effort by Ward tonight and the B’s missed a few golden chances early, but the Canes really seemed to want it more. Plain and simple.

The Hurricanes beat the Bruins by a 3-0 score in Game 2 at the TD Banknorth Garden.

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