The Boston Bruins set a new NHL record by downing the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday for their 12th consecutive home win to start the season.

Beantown star David Pastrnak had the honor of setting the benchmark when he scored on Hurricanes netminder Pyotr Kochetkov on the man advantage in overtime.

"There's been a lot of great teams in this league and you're able to set a precedent and break a record," Boston head coach Jim Montgomery told reporters postgame. "It's pretty special. It doesn't happen if those guys don't believe in themselves like they do."

The Bruins trailed 2-0 in the opening frame following power-play goals from Stefan Noesen and Jesperi Kotkaniemi, but veteran David Krejci struck in the second and third periods to tie things up for the home side.