It wasn’t quite the marathon we had seen a night earlier, but it was still a tight and tense affair on Wednesday as the Boston Bruins pulled out a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in double overtime. Having been delayed 15 hours from the originally scheduled time due to the Lightning-Blue Jackets, the two teams set out to prove they could have as compelling a game. And they did so.
The teams traded goals back and forth until they were tied at 3 at the end of regulation. One period of OT would come and go without a change, but Patrice Bergeron was uninterested in playing any longer. He would score his winning goal, adding to a prior assist, to hand his team, the four seed in the East, a crucial win to start the series.