The Bruins and Hurricanes are scoreless after a period, with the B’s outshooting Carolina, 15-10.
The Bruins were shorthanded twice in the period, with Daniel Paille  and Michael Ryder  going off for hooking and interference, respectively. Neither Hurricanes power plays yielded goals, though Paille had a breakaway opportunity for the Bruins when he hopped out of the box. Tim Thomas  made some big saves, and even went without his mask for a few seconds, on the first penalty kill.
Milan Lucic  and Jay Harrison dropped the gloves briefly, though the fight yielded very few punches before beanbag broken up.
with Lucic in the box, Claude Julien  went with tweaked lines, and a line of Wheeler-Campbell-Thornton would have produced the game’s first goal were it not for Cam Ward  robbing Blake Wheeler  in front.
The period ended with a bang, as Steven Kampfer crushed fellow rookie Jeff Skinner accepted a pass coming into the Bruins’ zone.