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Samsonov gives the Hurricanes a 2-1 edge in the second

05.14.09 at 9:08 pm ET
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19:28: Great spread-out butterfly save by Tim Thomas on Ray Whitney as he rushed to collect a loose puck right in front of the Boston cage.

17:41: Bad giveway by Shane Hnidy led to a Ryan Bayda bid from the right side. Hnidy has been fighing it a little bit tonight on his breakouts. 

Scoring change: Carolina’s first goal has been changed back to Rod Brind’Amour.

16:06: Hooking call for Matt Cullen. The penalty calls have been pretty weak tonight for a Game 7. Something to look at going forward.

15:48: Good bid for Krejci on the doorstep as he waited for Cam Ward to make a move and then fired at the net, but Ward stayed calm and made the save without flinching.

12:15: Steve Montador got his doors blown off by Sergei Samsonov on that one, plain and simple. Samsonov beat a stumbling, tumbling Montador to the net and slammed home a Joni Pitkanen pass from the side boards as he worked it toward the cage.

9:05: Good cycling job by the fourth line of cycling the puck and drawing a penalty. Frantisek Kaberle with a minor penalty for hooking.

7:44: Not many shots on the PP, but a big blast from Zdeno Chara after some nice puck movement from Chuck Kobasew and Marc Savard. Ward gloved it cleanly when Chara let loose.

6:06: Sergei Samsonov holding penalty for hauling down Mark Stuart in the offensive end. Bad penalty for Carolina.

2:48: Have the Bruins taken a between-the-legs class in passing? Milan Lucic just executed a sweet between his legs drop-back pass to Michael Ryder for a blast from the right dot. Ward managed to track the shot and stop it, but that’s the kind of creativity it’s going to take to get it done tonight. The Boston power play is really looking sickly each time they go out there.

1:14: Michael Ryder holding penalty on Chad LaRose. Ryder pushed him to the ground in front of the net, but once again I wonder if that’s a Game 7 kind of call. The B’s may have some issues with the way this game is being called when it’s all over with.

The Hurricanes are beating the Bruins by a 2-1 with 2:48 to go in the second period of the decisive Game 7 at the TD Banknorth Garden.

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