Hurricanes handle Bruins

Joni Pitkanen registered a goal and two assists, to-back power-play goals 1 decision over Boston in a testy contest from TD Garden.

Anthony Stewart also lit the lamp for the Hurricanes, who have won three in a row after beginning the year with three straight defeats.

Cam Ward stopped 33-of-34 shots for the win.

Rich Peverley recorded the lone score for the Bruins, who have lost four of six to start a season for the first time since 2006.

Tuukka Rask was shelled for all four goals on just 23 shots in his second start of the campaign.