For most of Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Finals between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins, Carolina had Boston on its edge and it appeared as if the storm was going to catch the Bruins off guard.
However in the third-period, Boston delivered a storm to the Hurricanes by scoring four goals, including Patrice Bergeron’s game-winning power-play goal just 2:54 into the third-period and it lifted the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 Game 1 victory over Carolina.
Marcus Johansson tied the game at two on the power-play for Boston just 28 seconds earlier to tie the game at two.
When it was 3-2, Charlie Coyle scored an empty-net goal with 2:13 remaining and Chris Wagner scored 11 seconds later for the Boston Bruins to put the game out of reach.
Steven Kampfer scored the first goal of the game for Boston just 2:55 in to make it 1-0.
Sebastian Aho tied the game at one for the Hurricanes just 47 seconds later on a redirection.
Greg McKegg made it 2-1 Carolina 9:18 into the second-period and the lead in the game for the Carolina Hurricanes was only a memory for them.
Petr Mrazek was alright in his first game after missing a couple of games because of a lower-body injury. He finished the game with 23 saves.
It didn’t seem as if Tuukka Rask was as busy in this game, but he finished the game with 29 saves.
Game 2 of this series will be on Sunday afternoon in Boston.