The Boston Bruins' 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Jan. 28 was hard-fought and involved the team losing a 3-1 lead at one point, but they held on for the win and the two points in the standings.
Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara scored early in the first period, Marchand short-handed and Chara on the power play, to give the Bruins an early 2-0 lead. After a fight between Milan Lucic and Tim Gleason, the home team Hurricanes got some energy and Jamie McBain cut the lead in half.
Nathan Horton's second goal of the season, scored near the end of the middle period, temporarily awarded Boston a 3-1 lead. However, it's hard to keep hold of a two-goal lead and the Bruins proceeded to lose the lead in the span of a minute, allowing goals by Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal. Suddenly, the third period meant everything.
David Krejci retook the lead halfway through the final period of play, thanks in great part to a thoughtful pass from Dougie Hamilton. Then, Tyler Seguin secured it on an empty-net goal with only seconds left to play. Considering how often he scored in Switzerland, many expected Seguin to have scored by now, but perhaps now he will be more productive.
Anton Khudobin, playing his first Bruins game of the season, made 32 saves in the victory. The Bruins also killed every single penalty they faced, which now makes them the only team in the league with a 100 percent in the penalty kill.