NHL: Boston Bruins beat Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 to close on divisional leaders
Last Updated: 09/04/13 12:35pm
Boston Bruins celebrate a comfortable 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes
The Boston Bruins moved to within a point of NHL North-East Division leaders the Montreal Canadiens with a 6-2 win over the out-of-sorts Carolina Hurricanes.
Brad Marchand scored twice and there were three assists for Dennis Seidenberg and two apiece for Jaromir Jagr and Gregory Campbell as the Bruins surged into a 5-0 lead.
Patrick Dwyer and Drayson Bowman hit back but Nathan Horton put the seal on the Canes' fifth successive loss.
Phil Kessel scored twice as the Bruins' divisional rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs edged out the New York Rangers 4-3.
Ryan Kesler's early goal set the Vancouver Canucks on their way to a 2-0 win over the Phoenix Coyotes, lifting them four points ahead of the Minnesota Wild atop the North-West Division.
The Anaheim Ducks lead the Pacific Division by a huge nine-point margin after beating the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 with a double from veteran Radek Dvorak.
The Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1, their first road win in 14, with the help of a season-high 39 saves from Joey McDonald.