Tim Thomas’ two shutouts over the last week were by a combined score of 13-0 and hardly required him to break a sweat.
So tonight the Bruins made him do most of the work in their 3-2 win at Carolina.
Thomas made 43 saves, including 19 of 19 in the second period, to keep the Hurricanes down long enough for Milan Lucic to score the game-winning goal on the power play with 8:11 remaining in regulation.
Lucic’s goal was his first since he returned to the lineup Monday.
Here’s a look at the rest of the box score:
•Cam Ward bounced back after being pulled by Carolina Monday with 25 saves.
•After some flip flopping by the official scorer, Johnny Boychuk finally received credit for his first goal of the season. Boston’s other goal came off the stick of Brad Marchand.
•Mark Recchi recorded two assists, including the set-up of Lucic’s goal.