Boston Bruins defeat Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2

RALEIGH, N.C. — With an ice bag bundled around his right knee, Patrice Bergeron limped to the X-ray room at RBC Center, wondering how much damage a Mark Stuart slap shot had delivered.

At 17:18 of the third period, with the Bruins enjoying a three-goal lead, Bergeron had fallen to the ice, then skated to the dressing room with help from his teammates — a frightening sequence for a team already missing Marc Savard.

“I didn’t know. I didn’t want to scare myself,’’ Berg...

RALEIGH, N.C.—Mark Recchi, Michael Ryder and David Krejci scored third-period goals to help the Boston Bruins maintain eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Boston was 1-3-1 in its previous five previous games, losing ground in positioning for the playoffs. However, the Bruins had a strong ending to a long stint away from Boston, earning seven points in seven road games.

Tuukka Rask made 30 saves for ...