Boston Bruins defeat Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1

Get the first goal after a long layoff?

Check.

Shut down the opponent's most dangerous line? Done.

Keep the foot on the gas when you see your foe falter? All good.

That's how the Bruins recorded a 4-1 win over Carolina last night before 17,565 at TD Banknorth Garden to earn a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series, doing so with the ruthless efficiency of a Toyota assembly line.

Frightening part for the weak-blowing Hurricanes? The Bruins know they...