Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner, foreground, scores past Boston Bruins' Tim Thomas, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Photo by: Michael Dwyer

Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner, foreground, scores past Boston Bruins' Tim Thomas, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)