BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins felt they were due for an offensive night like this.
Brad Marchand scored two goals, Tuukka Rask stopped 40 shots and the Bruins posted a season-high in goals with a 6-2 victory over the struggling Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.
Rich Peverley, Andrew Ference, Jordan Caron and Nathan Horton each added a goal, and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg established a career-high with three assists for Boston, which moved a point behind Montreal in the Northeast Division.
The Bruins rebounded from a frustrating 2-1 loss to the rival Canadiens with a big offensive night.
"As of late we haven't scored a lot of goals in games," Marchand said. "It's nice to come into our (locker) room after a good offensive game."
It was just the second time in 12 games that Boston has posted more than three goals -- and the other came in a 6-5 shootout loss to Montreal at home on March 27.
"Every team goes through phases like that," Rask said. "It's nice. It was their time."
Boston won despite giving up 40 or more shots for the third time in four games.
"The one thing we wanted was more offense and I think we got that tonight," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "Now the matter combining both, I didn't think we were at our best in defensive play."
Patrick Dwyer and Drayson Bowman scored for the Hurricanes, who lost for the 12th time in 13 games, 11 of them coming in regulation.
Carolina has allowed four or more goals in 10 of its last 14. The Hurricanes dominated play in the early minutes, outshooting Boston 7-0.
"We were under a lot of pressure handling the puck in our own zone," Seidenberg said.
Rask stopped a handful of close shots, including a left pad stop of Zac Dalpe, who was alone at the edge of the crease.
"We've got to find a way to dig deeper," Bowman said. "It's very frustrating. It's happened each of the last three games. We've got to come out and keep fighting; eventually we'll get the first goal."