RALEIGH, N.C. -- David Krejci collected a rebound and deposited the puck in the net with 1:50 remaining, breaking a tie and lifting the Boston Bruins to a 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night at PNC Arena.
Krejci made the play for his first goal of the season after teammate Nathan Horton's shot hit the post, pulling the Hurricanes out of position. Tyler Seguin added an empty-net goal with 7.4 seconds to play.
The Bruins, one of four teams in the NHL without a loss entering the night, recovered after squandering a two-goal lead.
Goalie Anton Khudobin, making his season debut, stopped 29 shots for the Bruins.
In the second period, Horton danced through Carolina skaters from the neutral zone all the way to the front of the goal to beat goalie Cam Ward and propel the Bruins to a 3-1 lead with less than five minutes remaining.
Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal scored 70 seconds apart to send the teams into the second intermission tied at 3-3.
Skinner has a four-game goal streak.
Boston opened the scoring with Brad Marchand's short-handed goal less than 3 1/2 minutes into the game. Marchand leads the Bruins with three goals this season after producing his seventh career short-handed goal.
Less than three minutes later, Zdeno Chara's blast resulted in a power-play goal and a 2-0 edge for Boston. The puck went around some traffic in front of the net.
Defenseman Jamie McBain responded for the Hurricanes later in the opening period. That was the first first-period goal for Carolina this season.
Ward made a stop of Rich Peverley's short-handed breakaway in the second period, helping the Hurricanes withstand a rough stretch.
The Hurricanes had been outshot in only one of 14 periods this season until Boston held a 17-8 edge in third-period shots.
NOTES: Ward finished with 33 saves. ... For the third time in five games this season, the Hurricanes faced a team's No. 2 goalie. ... Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was scratched with an upper-body injury sustained Friday night at Buffalo. ... Defenseman Adam McQuaid of Boston missed his first game of the season for what was termed personal reasons. He could be available for Tuesday night's home game against the New Jersey Devils. ... Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason and Boston left wing Milan Lucic picked up first-period fighting majors for their second consecutive games when they squared off. ... With the win, Boston coach Claude Julien moved into sole possession of third place on the team's all-time victories list. He began the night tied with Don Cherry at 231. ... The Hurricanes won all four meetings last season against Boston. ... The Hurricanes don't play again until Friday night's home game against Ottawa, marking one of three gaps on the Carolina schedule of three or more off days between games.