NHL: Carolina 4, Boston 3 (SO)

Feb. 5, 2006 at 6:51 PM

BOSTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Doug Weight scored the game-winning goal in a shootout Sunday as Carolina beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3.

Weight was acquired in a trade with St. Louis last Monday.

Eric Staal had a goal and an assist; Erik Cole and Glen Wesley both scored; Aaron Ward had two assists; and Martin Gerber made 24 saves and stopped three of four Boston attempts in the shootout to lead Carolina (38-12-4), which leads the NHL with 80 points and has won six of its last seven games.

Brad Stuart, Brad Boyes and David Tanabe all scored once; Glen Murray, Milan Jurcina and P.J. Axelsson had assists; and Tim Thomas made 40 saves for the Bruins (23-23-9).

Boston has lost two in a row.

Carolina out-shot Boston, 47-31. On the power play, the Hurricanes were 0-for-4 while the Bruins went 1-for-4.

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