Boston Bruins defeat Carolina Hurricanes, 4-0

Eric Staal tried. He really did.

In the second period, when the Carolina center saw Zdeno Chara sprint away to join the rush, Staal tried to follow suit and backcheck the Bruins' captain. But Staal, already gassed from two visits to the ice (courtesy of Chara checks earlier in the shift), could barely make it across the Carolina blue line by the time the behemoth charged to the Hurricanes' crease.

Meanwhile, Chara, who helped set up Phil Kessel's second goal by drivi...