|Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:42 AM|
By The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. — David Krejci scored a tiebreaking goal with 1:50 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Monday night.
Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists, Nathan Horton had a goal and an assist, Tyler Seguin had an empty-net goal and an assist and Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal for the Bruins.
The Northeast Division leaders remained unbeaten in regulation and opened the season by earning points in five straight games for the first time since 1990-91.
Eric Staal had a goal and an assist, and he and Jeff Skinner scored 50 seconds apart late in the second period to help the Hurricanes erase a two-goal deficit.
Jamie McBain added a goal and Cam Ward made 33 saves for the Hurricanes, who had their two-game winning streak ended.
Anton Khudobin stopped 29 shots in his first start of the season for the Bruins.
Krejci’s winner came after Horton rang the post. Rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton’s cross-ice pass found Krejci in the left circle and he snapped the puck past Ward for his first goal of the season.
KINGS 3, CANUCKS 2, SO
LOS ANGELES — Jeff Carter scored Los Angeles’ first power-play goal of the season and added the only score in the shootout, leading the Kings past Vancouver.
Defenseman Slava Voynov tied it with 43.2 seconds left in regulation for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won two straight after an 0-2-1 start. Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots for the Kings, including all three Vancouver attempts in the shootout.
Roberto Luongo made 26 saves for Vancouver, which went 1-1-1 on a three-game California road trip. Zack Kassian scored his fourth goal of the season, and Alex Burrows also scored in a rematch of the clubs’ stunning playoff series last spring.
COYOTES 4, PREDATORS 0
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Chad Johnson earned his first NHL shutout in his Phoenix debut and the Coyotes beat Nashville.
Johnson, called up from Portland of the AHL last week after Mike Smith was hurt, had 21 saves in a game dominated defensively by a Coyotes team that entered the night allowing an NHL-high 20 goals in five games.
Keith Yandle had a power-play goal and two assists and Nick Johnson a goal and one assist. Antoine Vermette and Laurie Korpikoski also scored in the Coyotes’ second win in six games.
The Predators were shut out for the second time in three games and have scored just 10 times in six games this season.
OILERS 4, AVALANCHE 1
EDMONTON, Alberta — Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves and Edmonton scored all of its goals on the power play to defeat Colorado.
Ales Hemsky, Jordan Eberle, Shawn Horcoff and Nail Yakupov, into an empty net, scored on the man advantage for the Oilers.
Taylor Hall and Sam Gagner each picked up two assists for Edmonton, which got a strong start to a game after falling behind in each of its four previous outings.
P.A. Parenteau scored for the Avalanche, who have lost two in a row to start a four-game road trip.
BLUE JACKETS 2, STARS 1
COLUMBUS — Vinny Prospal scored from a hard angle at 1:22 of the third and Sergei Bobrovsky had 24 saves to lead Columbus past Dallas.
It was the Blue Jackets’ first victory since opening night in Nashville in a shootout. They had been outscored 16-6 since while mustering just a point in a shootout loss to Detroit in the home opener a week ago.
Derek Dorsett also scored for the Blue Jackets.
Philip Larsen had the Stars’ goal with Kari Lehtonen stopping 25 shots.