BOSTON (AP) — Cam Ward stopped 33 shots, and Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen had a goal and two assists to lead the Hurricanes to their second win over the Boston Bruins in a week, 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Tuomo Ruutu, Anthony Stewart and Eric Staal had the other goals for Carolina, which also beat the defending Stanley Cup champions 3-2 at home last Wednesday.

Rich Peverley had a power-play goal for the Bruins, who had a number of seemingly senseless penalties and dropped their third in four home games. Boston was whistled for 11 penalties in the second and third periods, many during scrums. The Hurricanes took five penalties during the last two periods.

Bruins coach Claude Julien was given a game misconduct with 3:44 to play.

Tuukka Rask stopped 19 shots in his second start, both losses. The other was a 1-0 defeat to Colorado last Monday.

Peverley’s wrist shot beat Ward on the glove side with 9:01 to play. Shortly after, Nathan Horton was given a double minor for roughing to halt Boston’s momentum. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara then took a high-sticking penalty seconds later.

Peverley’s goal was the first for the Bruins on the power play after they went 0 for 22 following Brad Marchand’s goal on their first advantage of the season.

Staal scored during a 5-on-3 power play to give Carolina a 3-1 lead with 6:34 to play. Ruutu’s goal was also during a two-man power play.

Carolina jumped ahead 1-0 just 2:47 in when Stewart scored off a rebound during a scramble in front. He beat defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a loose puck to the left of Rask.

The Hurricanes made it 2-0 when Pitkanen beat Rask with a slap shot 10:19 into the second.

Boston’s frustration then showed during a scrum behind the Hurricanes’ net late in the second. Chara and Bruins winger Milan Lucic both charged into a group of players, and Chara ended up squaring off with defenseman Jay Harrison. During the melee, Rask skated to the other end and went mask-to-mask with Ward, but neither threw a punch.

Boston ended up down two players, but killed off the 5-on-3 power play without allowing any decent scoring chances. Just 7 seconds later, however, defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was whistled for interference. But the Bruins killed that power play, too.

Julien switched up his lines in the third period, but the Bruins showed little spark until Peverley’s goal and a few scrums.

NOTES: Carolina D Tomas Kaberle, a midseason pickup by Boston last season before he signed a three-year, $12.75 million contract with the Hurricanes, got his Stanley Cup ring from Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli in the morning. … Bruins D Joe Corvo left the bench after taking a hard hit into the boards, but he returned in the second period. … It was Boston’s first of four straight home games. … The Bruins’ three previous losses were by one goal. … Boston C David Krejci missed his third straight game with an undisclosed injury. … Brett Sutter, who played most of last season with Charlotte of the AHL after being acquired from Calgary in November assisted on Stewart’s goal for his first career point.
 


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