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SportsBruins sweep Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Final

07:46  17 may  2019
07:46  17 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Stanley Cup playoffs conference finals schedule and TV info

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.

Bruins celebrate David Pastrnak's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period. Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final , winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Boston's top line kept finding ways to score, especially on the power play. With a chance to clinch another series, Tuukka Rask was perfect — again.

Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years.

"Everyone in the room wanted to be at their best," forward Brad Marchand said, "and everyone was at their best tonight."

Rask made 24 saves in his second straight series-clinching shutout. Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists and Marchand added an empty-netter. Both Bergeron and Pastrnak scored on second-period power plays.

Hurricanes won't reveal starting goalie ahead of Game 3 vs. Bruins

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Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final , winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in The Bruins won their seventh straight postseason game — their longest playoff winning streak in nearly half a century — to return to the Cup final after

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, celebrates with John Moore following Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final , winning 4-0 on

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The Bruins won their seventh straight post-season game — their longest playoff winning streak in nearly half a century — to return to the Cup final after winning in 2011 and losing to Chicago two years later.

"It's so difficult to advance in the playoffs, let alone make it to the final," said Rask, the backup to Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas in 2011. "We need to really enjoy this but realize we have a lot of work to do."

On its longest post-season win streak since reeling off nine straight in 1972, Boston earned a break before taking on the West winner. San Jose leads its series with St. Louis 2-1 heading into Game 4 Friday night.

The Bruins won this one without captain Zdeno Chara, who was scratched with an unspecified injury and is day to day, ending a run of 98 consecutive playoff games for the hulking 42-year-old veteran that dated to 2011.

Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead

Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead RALEIGH, N.C. — Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins stood tall during an early deluge of shots and penalties, patiently waiting for their chance to take over the game. Then one big burst put them on the brink of another trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final after Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period. "The moral of the story is, we got through the first period — however you want to describe it — and off we went after that," coach Bruce Cassidy said.

Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final , winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in The Bruins won their seventh straight postseason game — their longest playoff winning streak in nearly half a century — to return to the Cup final after

The Bruins are back in the Final for the first time since 2013, a stretch that saw them miss the playoffs twice, suffer a pair of second-round exits, and lose They’ll get more of that in Boston, which will host Game 1 of the Cup Final . A pair of power-play goals, from David Pastrnak and Bergeron, gave the

Chara joined his teammates on the ice for the post-series handshake line with Carolina, and while coach Bruce Cassidy declined to elaborate on the nature of Chara's injury, he did say he's expected back for the start of the Cup final.

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Curtis McElhinney made 19 saves for the Hurricanes, whose first playoff appearance since 2009 ended precisely the same way their previous post-season trip did — by being swept in the East final.

"Listen, the tank's been low for a long time," captain Justin Williams said. "It's been running on adrenaline and sheer will. It's always tough to swallow when the season ends, just abruptly like that. It's like you're cut real quick. And you've got to go home."

Carolina got this far by sweeping the New York Islanders in Round 2. Not that the extra rest time helped the Hurricanes, or anyone else in these playoffs: No team that swept its opponent has won its next series.

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Tuukka Rask makes 24 saves as Boston Bruins beat Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 to reach Stanley Cup Final . The Bruins won their seventh straight postseason game — their longest playoff winning streak in nearly half a century — to return to the Cup final after winning in 2011 and losing to Chicago two

RALEIGH, N.C. — Boston’s top line kept finding ways to score, especially on the power play. With a chance to clinch another series, Tuukka Rask was perfect — again. Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference finals

After outscoring them 17-5 in four games, Boston no doubt wants to halt that trend — especially with the sport's biggest prize on the line.

Special teams drove this series, with the Bruins scoring seven power-play goals in the four games while the Hurricanes had five during their entire 15-game post-season run. Boston had at least one power-play goal in every game while Carolina failed to score on its last 13 chances with the man advantage.

So it was no surprise that Boston took control with its best-in-the-playoffs power-play unit.

Eighteen seconds into a minor on the Hurricanes for having too many men on the ice, Pastrnak finished off a slick give-and-go with Marchand, getting past Calvin de Haan and slipping the puck into an open net at 4:46 of the second.

"Everything's going OK, then we get into that specialty area where that's obviously a huge advantage for them," coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "And they made us pay."

With Greg McKegg in the box for goaltender interference, the Bruins scored on another give-and-go involving Pastrnak, who set up Bergeron's goal with 1:26 left in the second.

Bruins' Chara says he's on track for Stanley Cup Final

Bruins' Chara says he's on track for Stanley Cup Final BOSTON — Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. Chara had skated prior to practices over the weekend but didn't participate in any full sessions. He said he felt good after the Bruins' 45-minute workout on Monday and is on track to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 27. Chara was the first player on the ice Monday. Forward David Krejci also returned to practice. Coach Bruce Cassidy said Krejci was given a "maintenance day" on Sunday.

The Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final , winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup The Bruins won their seventh straight postseason game — their longest playoff winning streak in nearly half a century — to return to the Cup final after

Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final , winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in The Bruins won their seventh straight postseason game — their longest playoff winning streak in nearly half a century — to return to the Cup final after

Rask — who blanked Columbus 3-0 in the decisive sixth game of the previous series — didn't even face a shot on goal for roughly the first half of the third, and only seven for the entire period.

"Tuukka's been very consistent," Cassidy said. "Usually, if you're going to get on a roll, your goaltender's going to have to win a game for you somewhere along the way or steal one for you. ... He can't have a bad night."

McElhinney made his second straight start in place of Petr Mrazek, a move made by Brind'Amour to shake things up after the Hurricanes lost the first two games of the series in Boston by a combined 11-4 score.

That this game was scoreless after 20 minutes was a testament to McElhinney, who came up with several early gems — including robbing Marchand from close range with his glove about 7 1/2 minutes in.

NOTES: D John Moore replaced Chara in the defensive pairing with Connor Clifton. ... With fourth-line forward Chris Wagner back in Boston having his injured right arm examined, C Noel Acciari slid into the lineup for the Bruins for the first time in the series. ... Both teams' general managers — Don Waddell of the Hurricanes, and Don Sweeney of the Bruins — were announced as finalists for the league's GM of the year award. ... Carolina LW Jordan Martinook (lower body) missed a second straight game.

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Chara to return for Game 1 of Cup Final.
Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday after being held out of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final with an undisclosed injury, the team announced. The Bruins were able to complete the sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes without their towering leader. Chara is averaging 22:32 of ice time during the postseason and leads all players with a plus-11 rating. Injuries limited the 42-year-old to 62 games during the regular season, during which he tallied five goals and nine assists. During Sunday's practice, Chara skated alongside defensive partner Charlie McAvoy on Boston's top pairing.

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