Carolina Hurricanes Win Game 4 Against Bruins

May 8, 2009 by  
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Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 tonight taking a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference quarter-finals.  Game 5 will be played Sunday night in Boston.

The Hurricanes got off to a quick start with an Eric Staal goal at 4:54 in the 1st period.  Erik Cole and Ray Whitney were credited with the assist during the power play.  Eric Staal scored his second goal at 15:41 in the 3rd period.

This was a beauty to watch.  Both teams were skating 4 on 4 when a delayed penalty was called on Boston.  Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward skated off the ice and Eric Staal darted on to the ice, received the pass while driving to the right side of the net.  A quick cut towards the goal and he beat goalie Tim Thomas high over his left shoulder, game over.

Jussi Jokinen and Sergei Samsonov scored the other two Hurricane goals in the game, Jokinen being credited with the game winning goal.  Marc Savard scored the only goal for the Boston Bruins.

A Hurricanes win Sunday night will knock the top seeded Bruins out of the playoffs, leaving Carolina 7 games away from an opportunity to return to the Finals.

The Hurricanes first went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2002, loosing to the Red Wings in 4 games.  They returned to the Finals in 2006 to win their first ever Stanley Cup.

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