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RALEIGH Mikko Rantanen Jersey , N.C. (AP) — Brad Marchand has been in a bit of a scoring slump in the first month of the season. That all changed with a visit to one of his favorite opponents.Marchand scored the tying and go-ahead goals and the Boston Bruins continued their dominance of the Carolina Hurricanes with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.Marchand scored the tying goal with 18 seconds left in the second period and the eventual game-winner just over five minutes into the third period as Boston improved to 11-0-5 in its last 16 meetings with Carolina. The Hurricanes haven’t beaten the Bruins in regulation since April 2013.Marchand has led that charge recently, with 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his last six games against the Hurricanes.“It’s been a little tough, I don’t think I’d really been pulling my weight,” said Marchand, who had two goals in 11 games before matching that total Tuesday. “It was nice to get a couple tonight. It all starts with big plays from other guys. I was just the beneficiary.”David Pastrnak scored and Patrice Bergeron had three assists for the Bruins. Jaroslav Halak made 42 saves.Micheal Ferland and Dougie Hamilton scored for the Hurricanes, who have lost five of seven after a 4-0-1 start. Sebastian Aho recorded an assist for the 12th straight game, tying the NHL record held by Wayne Gretzky and Ken Linseman for most consecutive games with an assist to open a season.Scott Darling stopped 28 shots in his first start of the season after returning from an ankle injury.“We gotta learn that you can’t take a breath out on the ice,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “That’s what happened and, to me, that cost us the game.”In an all-too-familiar script, the Hurricanes had the upper hand early before fading late. Ferlund stuffed home a rebound for a power-play goal to open the scoring in the first period. After Pastrnak’s bad angle slap shot along the goal line oddly curled around Darling’s body and tied the score in the second, the Hurricanes appeared poised to take a lead into the final period when Hamilton’s slap shot from the point sailed over Halak’s right shoulder with 1:27 to go in the second.But Marchand and Bergeron spoiled those plans. In a tremendous individual effort http://www.avalancheshoponline.com/authentic-nathan-mackinnon-jersey , Bergeron caught Warren Foegele from behind on a breakaway and fired a pass the length of the ice to Marchand, who took advantage of a Hurricanes line change and stood alone on the Carolina blue line.Marchand received Bergeron’s pass, moved into the faceoff circle, and fired a wrist shot past Darling’s outstretched right pad, tying the score with 18 seconds left in the period and stealing the momentum.“It starts with Bergie on the wall winning a battle,” Marchand said. “I just knew I had a forward beside me and I figured if I could get by him I’d have a good opportunity.”Marchand turned that momentum into a lead in the third. Just over five minutes in, the Bruins’ speedster raced down the left side of the ice along the wall, deked Darling on the left post and flew around the net, scoring on a wraparound that gave the Bruins their first lead, and the only one they would need.“That’s kind of how (Marchand) is, he makes something happen out of nothing,” Bergeron said. “So you just try to send him and after that he just kind of finds a way.”The stunned Hurricanes never recovered, managing only eight shots in the final period after recording 36 in the first two.NOTES: Halak improved to 4-0-2 as he battles Tuukka Rask for the Bruins starting goaltender job. . Aho broke Ron Francis’ franchise record for longest season-opening point streak with his first-period assist. … Boston F David Backes (upper-body injury) and D Matt Grzelcyk (lower body injury) were scratched. Backes missed his fifth straight game and Grzelcyk his first. C Colby Cave was also scratched for the Bruins. … Carolina scratched G Curtis McElhinney and F Phil Di Guiseppe.UP NEXTBruins: Wrap up a two-game road swing at Nashville at Saturday.Hurricanes: Visit Arizona on Friday to open a four-game road trip. Sidney Crosby saw Jakub Voracek’s glove on the ice and wasn’t going to let his opponent pick it up easily.Crosby pushed the glove away with his stick and reignited a melee in a good Patrick Roy Jersey , old-fashioned Pittsburgh-Philadelphia playoff game that featured three fights, way more scrums and 158 penalty minutes. When Crosby was asked afterward why he did it, the Penguins captain responded: ”I don’t like them. I don’t like any guy on their team.”Those were the days.”It was awesome,” then-Penguins general manager Ray Shero said. ”If you look at it, it was wild. It really was. You had villains on both sides and people that hated each other.”That was six years ago. Is a rivalry still a rivalry in a league that has made a concerted effort against over-the-top hits and where fighting is truly a rare sight?NHL executive Colin Campbell once famously said the league sells hate, and at no time is hate more widely bought, sold, distributed and celebrated than during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The NHL’s divisional playoff format was brought back specifically to ignite old rivalries and create new ones, which has been a successful venture even if hate looks different than it did in the days of the ”Broad Street Bullies.” Playoff rivalries are no longer about dropping the gloves or laying out bone-crushing hits.Teams now play fewer regular-season games against each other and are made up of more skilled players and fewer enforcers. Still, thanks to how tight the league is and the volcanic snowball effect of what a playoff series does to hockey players and coaches, rivalries might have a different look but they have plenty of smoldering intensity.”Playing against teams with high stakes when there’s a lot on the line – win or go home – that’s how you have rivalries,” veteran New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle said. ”When it’s us or it’s them, that’s how you find those rivalries. The same guys for two weeks Womens Samuel Girard Jersey , I think that’s how you build them.”The first round in the Eastern Conference this year already has two old-school rivalries with the Penguins and Flyers meeting in the playoffs for the first time since their epic 2012 showdown, and Boston facing Toronto for the first time since 2013. In the West, Minnesota faces Winnipeg in the first playoff series between the two division rivals, which could heat up fast.”The best thing about most of them are is the proximity to where they live, the close ones, but I think it needs a good playoff (series) against that individual team to create the rivalry full hand,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. ”Until you play seven games in 14 nights where you learn to hate the opposition.”Playoff series in back-to-back years made the Penguins and Washington dislike each other plenty, and they’d meet again in the second round if they advance this year. Nashville and Anaheim developed a nontraditional rivalry with intense series the past two playoffs, making that a potentially combustible Western Conference final.When Predators players think about those Ducks series and other tense ones over the past several years, they know there haven’t been a lot of fights – and they’re not alone. The past four playoffs have included a total of 39 fights. There were 46 fights in the 1978 postseason alone and an incredible 85 in the 1988 playoffs.”You get the odd scrum that turns into a fight and stuff like that, but there’s not too much fighting left,” Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis said. ”You probably see the amount of blocked shots go up in the playoffs, the amount of hits – the little things that may not be on the stat sheet is kind of what I guess gets your team through the playoffs. It’s just little things like that that really is the playoff intensity.”Boyle Semyon Varlamov Jersey , who has blocked 113 shots in 106 career playoff games, has seen more fights in blowout games deep into a series than at other times because there’s too much at stake to take a retaliatory penalty.”A lot of times you see a lot of other guys turn the other cheek in a playoff series,” Boyle said. ”You don’t want something like that to make a difference in a series.”Making a difference is more about scoring a big goal than leveling a big hit or punching someone in the face. Look at the Penguins’ and Flyers’ rosters now and the likes of Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Voracek and Claude Giroux are far more likely to beat someone with a slick shot than their fists.”I think the game has changed in how it’s being played out there,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. ”I think personnel has changed. But I think rivalries are rivalries. There’s always a heightened emotion associated with the games.”So much so that retired player and former Penguins coach Ed Olczyk said of Penguins-Flyers, ”It only takes one player, one comment from somebody, where all bets are off and that gasoline tank will be ignited fairly quickly.” Crosby recalls more fights between the teams in the past – he was involved in two six years ago in the game he swatted Voracek’s glove away – but doesn’t want to downplay the intensity of this rivalry.”You never know what can happen,” Crosby said. ”I feel like both teams are always kind of at their best, and there’s always a little bit extra in those games.”Capitals defenseman John Carlson said he thinks playoff rivalries have gotten worse more because of what players can get away with, the physical toll games take and the memories of the nasty things that happen.”Those things last forever http://www.avalancheshoponline.com/authentic-sergei-boikov-jersey , really,” Carlson said. ”I can remember every single playoff series we’ve played in and this guy made a dirty hit in this game, this guy slashed me for no reason – two-handed me in the back of the legs – in this game, just stuff like that.”Peter Laviolette, who coached the Flyers in that 2012 series and has been with the Predators in emotional series against Anaheim and Chicago, knows that’s just how the league wanted it. Where is the fun if everyone likes each other?”I don’t think there’s ever been a love lost between Toronto and Boston or Montreal and Boston or Philadelphia and Pittsburgh,” Laviolette said. ”They wanted those rivalries. They wanted to make sure that those were the matchups in the playoffs. It’s been great hockey.”—
 
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