Get shorty

BOSTON -- The Bruins’ anemic power-play unit (0 for its last 19) just got a huge boost from its sibling.

Boston’s penalty-killing unit has scored three shorthanded goals -- all on the same penalty -- against the Carolina Hurricanes this afternoon.

With Bruins defenseman Matt Hunwick in the box to start the second period, Boston’s Daniel Paille, Blake Wheeler and Steve Begin all netted shorthanded goals in a span of 1:04.

Boston entered the game with only three SHG all season. The Bruins last scored a pair of shorthanded goals on an opponent's power play on Jan. 9, 1985 against Toronto.