The Bruins decided to wait until overtime to win it, but they finally got their just desserts for dominating the Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon.

David Krejci snapped a six game scoreless streak by waiting out Cam Ward for the extra session game-winner in a 3-2 contest after a nice play by Jarome Iginla set him up all alone in front of the net. Carolina managed to get a point by pushing things into overtime, but they were outplayed by Boston for all but a small portion of the game.

The Hurricanes snapped a 1-for-25 slump to get on the board early, and got a power play goal from Andrej Sekera that was aided by a Zdeno Chara screen directly in front of Chad Johnson. Before the period was over the Bruins got that special teams goal back as Zdeno Chara slammed home the rebound of a Milan Lucic shot from the high slot that tied things up at 1-1.

The Bruins took the lead for good against an offensively challenged Carolina hockey club when Reilly Smith picked up a loose puck while cutting through the middle of the ice, and flipped a backhanded shot past Cam Ward. Cal Soderberg picked up the primary helper when he started the scoring play by snapping off a shot at the net, and Matt Bartkowski picked up the secondary assist for selecting the right time to pinch on the play.

The rest was left up to a Carolina team that didn’t bring their best brand of hockey, and went through a 30:47 stretch in the middle of the game where they cobbled together only four shots on net. But that changed in the third when Lucic mishandled a pass on a late power play, and set Patrick Dwyer free for a shorthanded breakaway backhander that beat Johnson to tie things up.