The Bruins lost their second game in as many days. On Wednesday, they lost 4-1 to the Florida Panthers and on Thursday the Hurricanes won 3-0 against Boston. Both the Panthers and Hurricanes were undefeated and have remained that way since playing the Bruins.
Frederik Andersen earned the first star of the game. The 32-year-old goalie on his third NHL team stopped all 33 shots that came his way. The shutout came as Andersen’s 20th of his career.
22-year-old Jeremy Swayman didn’t look horrible, but he took his second regulation loss of the season. He finished with a .913 save percentage in 58 minutes on the ice. But with an unsatisfactory .893 save percentage on the season, he’s going to have to put up better numbers.
Carolina’s offense looked similar to Florida’s the night before: not many opportunities but they capitalized on their chances. The Hurricanes only put up 24 shots, but they scored an even strength goal, then a power play goal and an empty net goal to cap it off.
Tony DeAngelo scored the first goal for the Canes. DeAngelo took a shot from the point that went past Swayman thanks to a screen from Jesperi Kotkanieimi. DeAngelo also stopped a breakaway chance from Jake DeBrusk earlier in the first period.
Nino Niederreiter scored the next goal on the power play in the second period. Niderreiter looked for a pass to Kotkaniemi in the middle of the ice, but the puck deflected off of Derek Forbort and slipped past Swayman’s blocker.
The third and final Carolina goal came as the dagger to end the game. Andrei Svechnikov received a generous pass from Teuvo Teravainen near the empty net and one-timed it home for the score. Svechnikov’s sixth goal leads the team as well as his 10 points on the season.
The Bruins lost their second straight game on a road trip against undefeated teams and were outscored 7-1 in that stretch. They’ll hope to get the offense back to normal next game at home on Saturday. They take on the Panthers for the second time in four days in an Atlantic division matchup.