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SportsBruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

05:35  07 may  2019
05:35  07 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they lost in the Stanley Cup finals . The Bruins appeared to have a goal in the first period when Sean Kuraly put one in after an extended close-in attack on a power play, but it was overturned after

Boston Bruins players celebrate their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff The Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they lost in the Stanley Cup finals .

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final.

Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of the net in the Bruins' third straight victory for a 4-2 win in the best-of-seven series, which came despite being outshot 39-29 in Game 6.

Boston advances to face the Carolina Hurricanes, who swept the New York Islanders in four games. The Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they lost in the Stanley Cup finals.

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets beat Bruins to take 2-1 series lead

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets beat Bruins to take 2-1 series lead COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky kept up his impressive post-season play, making 35 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Boone Jenner and Matt Duchene scored for the Blue Jackets, who won a second-round home game for first time in franchise history. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday night. Tuukka Rask had 32 saves for Boston. The Bruins' only goal was a flukey one in the last minute of the second period, the only chink in an otherwise brilliant game by Bobrovsky, who is having the best post-season of his career thus far.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final .

The Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they lost in the Stanley Cup finals . The Bruins appeared to have a goal in the first period when Sean Kuraly put one in after an extended close-in attack on a power play, but it was overturned after

David Krejci scored in the first period, and Marcus Johansson and David Backes had third-period goals for the Bruins, who gave up four power plays to the Blue Jackets but stonewalled Columbus on a number of chances.

Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky had an outstanding post-season but allowed two quick goals in the third period that sealed another hard, tight-checking game and the series for Boston.

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Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press

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Stanley Cup playoffs conference finals schedule and TV info.
Watch the action live on CBC TV or streamed through CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app. CBC will be the home for every game of the Eastern Conference final between the Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes, as well as each game of the Western Conference final between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks. The full broadcast schedule for the conference finals of the NHL playoffs is below: Eastern Conference final Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins Game 1: Carolina at Boston – Thursday, May 9, 8 p.m. ET Game 2: Carolina at Boston – Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m.

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