Shawn Thornton and Chris Kelly are two of the Bruins' more responsible forwards. But in the second period Monday night at PNC Arena, turnovers by Thornton and Kelly turned into a pair of Carolina goals within 50 seconds.

And just like that, a 3-1 Bruins lead had turned into a tie game by the end of 40 minutes.

As badly as the Bruins felt about the two-goal giveback, their coach knew they still had a window to win.

"Last time I looked, it was a 3-3 hockey game," Claude Julien recalled telling his players at second intermission. "We can't hang our head and drag that into the third. We've got to go back and win ourselves a 20-minute period. Our guys really did a good job of answering the call."

With 1:50 remaining in regulation, David Krejci scored the winning goal. Tyler Seguin added an empty-netter as the Bruins recorded a 5-3 triumph over the Hurricanes. The Bruins have recorded nine out of 10 possible points through five games.

The game-winning sequence featured individual heroics at both ends. Nathan Horton, who had scored in the second period, had a sniff for another strike. From in tight, Horton tried to go upstairs on Cam Ward. The Carolina goaltender responded with a flash of his glove to keep the puck out.