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Krejci’s late goal lifts Bruins over Hurricanes

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.

Coyotes 4, Predators 0: At 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 22 saves in a game dominated defensively by a Coyotes team that entered the night allowing an NHL-high 20 goals in five games.

Blue Jackets 2, Stars 1: At Columbus, Ohio, Vinny Prospal scored from a hard angle at 1:22 of the third period, 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 only a point in a shootout loss to Detroit in the home opener a week ago.

Oilers 4, Avalanche 1: At 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.


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