Bruins Make It Back To Back Wins Over Carolina

Lucic, Thomas lead Bruins past 'Canes 3-2

By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer
      RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Milan Lucic scored with 8:11 left and Tim
Thomas made a season-high 43 saves to lead the Boston Bruins past
the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 Tuesday night.
      Thomas won his fourth straight start and a matchup of All-Star
goalies. Brad Marchand and Johnny Boychuk also scored and Mark
Recchi added two assists for the Northeast Division-leading Bruins,
who have won five of six and swept a home-and-home against
Carolina.
      Jussi Jokinen and Chad LaRose scored, while Cam Ward made 25
saves for the Hurricanes. They have lost three of four since they
earned points in eight straight games.
      Lucic's winner came with 53 seconds left on an elbowing minor to
LaRose. Recchi skated behind the end line and found an uncovered
Lucic in front of the goal.
      
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