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Hamilton Gets Revenge, Hurricanes Top Bruins 3-2

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Dougie Hamilton Game 2 Goal

Dougie Hamilton blasted his first goal of the playoffs by Tuukka Rask with 11:30 remaining in regulation time on Thursday night as the Carolina Hurricanes skated away with a 3-2 victory in Game 2 over the Boston Bruins. The win evened the series 1-1, with Game 3 on tap Saturday afternoon.

Hamilton took a feed from Martin Necas, who collected possession from behind the Bruins net. Hamilton stepped into the feed and blasted it over the glove of Rask.

Rask made 23 saves in the loss, while James Reimer made 33 saves in the victory. It was Reimer’s first playoff victory against the Bruins since Game 6 of their First Round series in 2013.

The Bruins opened the scoring 15:41 into the game, finally getting on the board on the powerplay. David Krejci held the puck at the point, then evaded Jordan Staal to create a shooting lane. Krejci uncorked a shot from the point that Reimer never saw. Jake DeBrusk provided the screen on the goal that snapped an 0-for-13 drought in the bubble on the man advantage for the Bruins, even without David Pastrnak.

Carolina evened things 15:13 into the second period. While on the powerplay, Teuvo Teravainen took a feed from Andrei Svechnikov above the faceoff circle. Teravainen walked into the slot and wired a shot over the blocker of Rask.

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The Hurricanes took their first lead of the game 1:27 later when Svechnikov got his fourth of the postseason. Necas picked up his first assist of the night when he fed a streaking Svechnikov in the slot, who beat Rask in an identical spot as Teravainen.

The Bruins powerplay, quiet prior to Thursday, responded with their second of the night. Patrice Bergeron fired a shot from the faceoff circle that Reimer denied, but Brad Marchand collected the rebound. Marchand took the puck and tucked it by Reimer with just seconds remaining in the middle frame.

Hamilton’s tally at 8:30 broke the tie, giving Carolina a big lead with a chance to get back into the series. The Bruins pushed, but couldn’t find the answer. Reimer stopped 15 shots in the third period.

Alex is a 2016 graduate of Springfield College who is currently a writer with Boston Hockey Now and The Oilers Rig. Outside of writing, you can find Alex in rinks around New England as the Play-by-Play voice of the USPHL’s Boston Junior Bruins. In addition, he does broadcasting work for Northeastern University, Holy Cross And UMass-Lowell. Reach him on Twitter: @Alex_Thomas14

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