RALEIGH, N. C. — Sebastian Aho seems to be coming along nicely in his rookie season with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The 19-year-old Finnish winger scored his second goal of the game 1:34 into overtime to lift Carolina to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
It was the second two-goal game of the season for the slender second-round pick from the 2015 draft, who has been a key reason Carolina has been so dominant (12-4-1) at home this season.
“He’s a good player and a smart player,” Hurricanes Coach Bill Peters said. “He’s had a steady progression in his development. Hanging onto pucks, making plays. It would be nice if he became a little more selfish, took it to the net more and looked to be a shooter. But he’s a 19-year-old kid and his progression is right where you expect it. “
Derek Ryan and Jay McClement also scored for the Hurricanes, and Cam Ward finished with 32 saves.
Carolina won two of the three meetings between the teams, with all three going beyond regulation.
Tim Schaller, David Backes and Brad Marchand scored for Boston and Zane McIntyre stopped 26 shots in his first career appearance against Carolina.
The Bruins, who won 4-0 on Saturday at Florida, fell to 1-6-1 in the second games of back-to-backs this season.
“It was one of those momentum-shift games, and in the third period I thought we came hard and played really well,” Boston Coach Claude Julien said. “You could tell we wanted to win the game. But when you play back-to-backs you need everybody going, and tonight we didn’t have everybody going.”
Marchand tied the score at 7:43 of the third period as he beat Ward through traffic with an assist from Patrice Bergeron. That came just 23 seconds after McClement gave the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead, taking a pass from Viktor Stalberg from behind the goal line and flicking it around McIntyre.
Boston led 1-0 after the first period despite being outshot 13-8. Schaller put the Bruins ahead on a spin move from the right of the crease with 6:50 left.
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