Hurricanes defeat Bruins in Game 2 of Eastern First Round, even series


Dougie Hamilton scored at 8:30 of the third period to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday.

James Reimer made 33 saves, and Andrei Svechnikov had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who tied the best-of-7 series 1-1. Reimer started for Carolina after Petr Mrazek made 36 saves in a 4-3 loss in Game 1 that required double overtime.

Brad Marchand and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist, and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for Boston, which played without forward David Pastrnak.

Pastrnak was deemed unfit to participate after coach Bruce Cassidy said he intended to use the same lineup from Game 1 if everyone was healthy. As part of the NHL Return to Play Plan, a team is not permitted to disclose player injury or illness information.

Game 3 is in Toronto, the Eastern Conference hub city, on Saturday (Noon ET; NBC, SN, TVAS).

Hamilton, who played his first three NHL seasons with Boston (2012-2015), gave Carolina a 3-2 lead with a one-timer from the right circle.

Teuvo Teravainen and Svechnikov gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead after Krejci made it 1-0 with a power-play goal at 15:41 of the first period.

Teravainen tied it 1-1 with a wrist shot blocker side on a power play at 15:13 of the second period before Svechnikov scored 1:28 later on a snap shot at 16:41.

Marchand scored a power-play goal with five seconds remaining in the second to tie it 2-2. He tipped a shot from Patrice Bergeron off the left post before collecting it for a wrist shot from just outside the crease.

Hurricanes forward Justin Williams and defenseman Sami Vatanen each had two shots on goal after being unfit to play Game 1.

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