Seth Jarvis scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes moved one win away from advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 5-1 Game 5 victory against the visiting Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
Vincent Trocheck and Tony DeAngelo had a goal and two assists, and Teuvo Teravainen had three assists for the Hurricanes, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.
Sebastian Aho had two assists to reach 40 career playoff points, moving past Rod Brind’Amour and Ron Francis into sole possession of second place in franchise history.
Antti Raanta made 33 saves for Carolina.
Connor Clifton scored and Jeremy Swayman made 33 saves for the Bruins.
The Bruins had the early pressure, jumping out to a 6-2 shot advantage just over five minutes into the first period.
But it was the home side that would strike first. DeAngelo walked the blue line before dishing a backhand feed to Slavin along the right wall. Slavin skated to the right faceoff dot, sending a shot that trickled by Swayman far side at 6:11 of the opening frame.
DeAngelo made it 2-0 on the power play at 12:17 when Teravainen fed the defenseman for a slap shot from the blue line.
Jarvis pushed it to 3-0 at 15:52 of the second period. Swayman stopped a shot by Aho from the slot but couldn’t control the rebound. Jarvis, on the doorstep, swiped at the loose puck as he fell to the ice. His shot hit the leg of Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk and bounced up and over Swayman.
Jarvis connected on the power play to extend it to 4-0 at 3:31 of the third period. Trochek deflected a DeAngelo point shot that landed in the crease behind Swayman, and Jarvis pushed home the loose puck for his second of the night.
Clifton broke the shutout bid at 10:09 when he drove to the net and slid the puck five-hole on Raanta.
Trocheck scored into an empty net to make it 5-1 at 16:20.
–Field Level Media