Game 1: Bruins lose 5-1 to Hurricanes due to missed scoring chances.

The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins 5-1 on Monday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Raanta made 35 saves in his first postseason start, with Frederik Andersen out injured.

To break a scoreless tie in the second period, Jarvis and Niederreiter scored roughly two minutes apart.

Carolina never gave up the lead. Teravainen and Trocheck scored third-period goals to help Carolina maintain and then extend its lead in this best-of-seven series opener.

Andrei Svechnikov scored an empty-net goal at 17:59 to cap a dominant third period against a team that had previously eliminated Carolina from the playoffs.

Taylor Hall scored for Boston early in the third on a feed from Erik Haula after a tussle behind the net. 

 Minutes later, he smacked the left post. Raanta made the routine glove stops as well as the more impressive diving saves or post-to-post slides.

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