May 10, 2009
NHL: Boston 4, Carolina 0
Tim Thomas kept the Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup hopes alive Sunday by stopping 19 shots in a 4-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Phil Kessel scored a pair of goals for the Bruins who will seek to avoid elimination once again when they travel to Carolina Tuesday for Game 6, down 3-2.
Boston had control of the game the entire way after being outscored 10-3 in their losses in Games 2, 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Bruins outshot Carolina 16-7 in the first period and took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission on a slapshot by Zdeno Chara that Mark Recchi tipped in for a goal with 5:12 to play in the period, and Kessel's first goal with 1:24 to go.
Kessel scored at 4:40 of the second period on a one-timer from the slot off a pass from Marc Savard to make it 3-0. Savard and Chara each had two assists in the game.
Milan Lucic wrapped up the scoring with a goal for the Bruins with 7:39 to play.