RALEIGH, N.C. — 18:52: Looking a little bit of a knee-on-knee or leg-whip hit by Chad LaRose on Marc Savard while he was holding the puck near the sideboards in the offensive zone. Savard had to be helped off the ice, and he looked pretty upset at LaRose for the leg it.
Good little tidbit by Versus. The Bruins haven’t blown a three-goal lead entering the third period in a playoff game dating back to 1971.
15:59: Solid shot from the high slot by Ryder off a Bitz feed. Bitz certainly adds something to that line — the same of physicality and size that Lucic brought to them when he was skating with the pair.
13:48: Savard just left the ice to go back to the dressing room.
12:40: Samsonov and Staal working and grinding in front of the Boston net, and the Russian forward finally popped one by Thomas after the third try. This place just woke up.
11:49: Boarding for Steve Montador after hitting Tuomo Ruutu into the corner. PP for the Hurricanes, and a good job by the Finnish forward of selling the call.
11:38: Great save by Thomas on a Joe Corvo big blast from the left point and then a follow from Staal right in front.
11:28: Another huge Thomas save on a Corvo blast from the high slot that he kicked out of the danger area.
7:56: Great individual play by Patrice Bergeron on a short-handed rush at the Carolina net. He got dumped by a defender as he swooped in to the cage, but he still put the shot on net from the seated position. Bergeron has played a great game tonight.
6:30: Somehow Thomas got a glove on a Cullen shot from point blank while he was in the butterfly and then fell on the puck. He’s been immense in goal tonight.
2:00: Cam Ward is out for the Canes.
The Bruins have taken Game 6 over the Canes by a 4-2 score at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C. The deciding Game 7 will be at the TD Banknorth Garden on Thursday night at 8 p.m.