DeBrusk scores twice in 4-goal 3rd period as Bruins rally past ‘Canes

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Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

TORONTO (WNCN) – A third-period surge saw Boston score four unanswered goals in less than seven minutes of the third period to erase a two-goal deficit on its way to a 4-3 win over Carolina.

The win Monday means the Bruins take a 3-1 series lead. They can eliminate the ‘Canes on Wednesday.

Jake DeBrusk got the Bruins on the board 7:26 into the third stanza. Then Connor Clifton and Brad Marchand scored a minute and a half apart to give Boston a 3-2 lead. DeBrusk’s second turned what was a two-goal shortfall into a two-goal lead with less than six minutes to go in the period.

Teuvo Teravainen pulled the ‘Canes back within one with 1:27 to go, but they couldn’t draw even after the Bruins’ onslaught.

Justin Williams notched his first goal of the postseason with a long-range wrist shot just before the midway point of the first period. Jordan Martinook, who played Monday on the top line with Sebastian Aho and Teravainen, scored in transition 12:08 into the second.

The Bruins held the ‘Canes to 19 shots on goal while they put 33 on James Reimer.

Wednesday’s game is set for 4 p.m.

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