Boston 2, Hurricanes 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Jason Allison scored at 3:40 of the third period as the Boston Bruins snapped the Carolina’s Hurricanes’ three-game home winning streak with a 2-1 victory Monday night.
Carolina, trying to achieve a home-ice advantage in its new arena, had been unbeaten in four games and had home wins over Tampa Bay, Ottawa and Dallas coming into the game.
Boston allowed only 13 shots on goal.
The Bruins snapped a 1-1 tie early in the third period. Allison pushed the puck from the right side of the goal line by a defender and shot it high past goaltender Arturs Irbe for his second goal of the season.
Boston had tied the score at 1 at 17:06 in the second period on Dave Andreychuk’s 14th goal of the season. Andreychuk came from near the left face-off circle to pick up Bates’ pass and slipped the puck by Irbe.
Martin Gelinas’ first goal of the season at 7:42 in the first period gave Carolina the lead. Byron Ritchie passed the puck from behind the net to Tommy Westlund in front of goaltender Byron Dafoe, and Gelinas flicked the puck into the empty left side of the net.
Gelinas, who has 182 goals in his 11-year NHL career, had gone 23 games dating back to last March without scoring. The assist was the first of Ritchie’s career and Westlund’s fourth for the season.
Five Boston players were recovering from injuries and did not play. Carolina’s Glen Wesley missed his first game of the season with a groin injury he suffered Saturday against Dallas.