Boston Bruins defeat Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2

RALEIGH, N.C. - At 6:12 of the third period, the Bruins saw a disheartening sight: Marc Savard gliding off to the dressing room, his night finished because of a right knee injury.

But coach Claude Julien wiped out any fears of a Savard shelving after the game. Julien said he had sent Savard off as a precaution and that he will be available for Game 7 tomorrow.

"He'll be fine for the next game," Julien said.

The Bruins could hardly afford to lose Savard, who scored...

RALEIGH, N.C. - This is not the way the Bruins would have written up the game plan.

Last night, after swiping a 2-0 lead, they reverted to their Game 4 habits, turning pucks over in the neutral zone and giving up scoring chances. In the third period, ahead by a 4-1 score, they saw old friend Sergei Samsonov trim the advantage to two goals. Then they gave the hard-charging Hurricanes a pair of power plays.

But for a team that lost three straight games and put itself i...