RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jussi Jokinen scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Carolina Hurricanes past the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Sergei Samsonov scored a goal and assisted on Jokinen's winner for the Hurricanes. Carolina outshot the Bruins 41-23 to claim a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 set for Friday night in Raleigh.
Mark Recchi and Milan Lucic both scored their first goals of the playoffs for Boston. The top-seeded team in the East has lost two straight and finds itself trailing a playoff series for the first time this year.