Bruins top Hurricanes 2-1 in shootout

BOSTON (AP) - Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored in a shootout, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Jeff Skinner’s bid to extend the shootout fell short when he was stopped by Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin. Skinner also was turned away by Khudobin on a breakaway in the closing seconds of overtime.

Khudobin pumped his fists after earning his first win of the season and also the first for a Bruins backup.

Torey Krug scored in the third period for Boston, and Khudobin finished with 29 saves. Pastrnak made a pair of dekes and slipped the puck past Cam Ward for the winning goal.

Jacob Slavin scored in the shootout for Carolina, which lost for the fourth time in five games.

Krug was credited with the tying goal with 28.5 seconds remaining after Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen kicked the puck past Ward.

Hurricanes defenseman and Boston native Noah Hanifin scored at 7:37 of the first period on a slap shot from the blue line.

Hanifin’s first of the season came right after Carolina blew a 3-on-0 rush when Skinner missed a point-blank opportunity.

Ward made 34 saves and stoned the Bruins on several chances in overtime, including a nice stop on Krug 50 seconds in.

Carolina hasn’t won a regulation game against the Bruins in over three years.

NOTES: Pastrnak and David Krejci also notched assists for Boston, which improved to 6-6 at home. … Bruins D Zdeno Chara missed his fifth straight game with a lower-body injury. … Skinner has seven points in his last eight games. … Hanifin has two goals and two assists in four games against the Bruins. … Boston has earned points in 10 straight games against Carolina.

UP NEXT

Hurricanes: Visit the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Bruins: Visit the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

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