Prior to Thursday night's Game 2, Dougie Hamilton had generally had a tough go of it against his former team in the playoffs. In five games dating back to last year's Eastern Conference finals, he had zero points and a minus-3 rating, and the Hurricanes were 0-5 against the Bruins.
On Thursday, though, Hamilton stepped up in a big way and helped Carolina get the Boston monkey off its back and even this best-of-seven first-round series at one game apiece.
First, a couple big saves from Tuukka Rask on the penalty kill, including two on former teammate Dougie Hamilton, seemed to lift the Bruins up a bit. Then Ondrej Kase drew a penalty and the Bruins finally scored on the power play after entering the game 0-for-13 since the restart.
The Hurricanes took advantage on this power play, with Andrei Svechnikov setting up Teuvo Teravainen in the slot to tie the game at one. They kept momentum on their side and took the lead just 1:28 later, this time with Svechnikov doing the finishing after a nice pass from Martin Necas.
It seemed like the Bruins would be lucky to just get to the second intermission still down by one, but then Teravainen knocked down Torey Krug away from the play and gave Boston a late power play.