NHL roundup: Hurricanes blasted
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RALEIGH ó David Krejci had a short-handed goal and an assist, and the Boston Bruins snapped a season-worst four-game losing streak Tuesday night by pulling away late to rout the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1.
Shane Hnidy scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrice Bergeron had an empty-net goal and an assist and Chuck Kobasew and Blake Wheeler also scored for Boston.
The NHL’s best team became the first to reach 40 wins by continuing its dominance of the Southeast Division, rallying from an early deficit and surging with three goals in the final 3:48 to clinch its first sweep of the franchise that once was its New England-based rival.
Matt Cullen scored for the Hurricanes.
Before the game, Glen Wesley had his jersey retited by Carolina.
Panthers 4, Devils 0
SUNRISE, Fla. ó Tomas Vokoun stopped 36 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, and the Florida Panthers snapped New Jersey’s seven-game road winning streak with a 4-0 victory.
The shutout was the eighth of the season for the Panthers, tying Columbus for most in the league.
Blackhawks 5, Lightning 3
TAMPA, Fla. ó Jonathan Toews scored twice, Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists, and Chicago Blackhawks withstood the first career hat trick by Steven Stamkos.
The Lightning let a 3-1 lead slip away to the Blackhawks, who improved to 17-11-3 on the road with 37 points, fourth best in the league.
Sabres 4, Maple Leafs 1
TORONTO ó Drew Stafford scored twice and Buffalo moved into a tie for fifth in the Eastern Conference.
Daniel Paille and Matt Ellis also scored for the Sabres, and Ryan Miller made 27 saves.
Pavel Kubina scored for the Maple Leafs.
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