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RALEIGH, N.C. – Boston’s tip line kept anticipating ways to score, generally on a energy play. With a possibility to bind another series, Tuukka Rask was ideal — again.
Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and a Bruins swept a Carolina Hurricanes out of a Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to strech their third Stanley Cup Final in 9 years.
“Everyone in a room wanted to be during their best,” brazen Brad Marchand said, “and everybody was during their best tonight.”
Rask done 24 saves in his second true series-clinching shutout. Patrice Bergeron scored dual goals, David Pastrnak had a idea and dual assists and Marchand total an empty-netter. Both Bergeron and Pastrnak scored on second-period energy plays.
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Boston Bruins players poise with a Prince of Wales esteem and Bill Daly, emissary commissioner of a National Hockey League, following Game 4 of a NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals opposite a Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday. Boston won 4-0 to allege to a Stanley Cup Final. (Associated Press)
The Bruins won their seventh true postseason diversion — their longest playoff winning strain in scarcely half a century — to lapse to a Cup final after winning in 2011 and losing to Chicago dual years later.
“It’s so formidable to allege in a playoffs, let alone make it to a final,” pronounced Rask, a backup to Conn Smythe Trophy leader Tim Thomas in 2011. “We need to unequivocally suffer this though comprehend we have a lot of work to do.”
On a longest postseason win strain given disorder off 9 true in 1972, Boston warranted a mangle before holding on a West winner. San Jose leads a array with St. Louis 2-1 streamer into Game 4 Friday night.
The Bruins won this one but captain Zdeno Chara, who was scratched with an vague damage and is day to day, finale a run of 98 uninterrupted playoff games for a bumbling 42-year-old maestro that antiquated to 2011.
Chara assimilated his teammates on a ice for a post-series handshake line with Carolina, and while manager Bruce Cassidy declined to elaborate on a inlet of Chara’s injury, he did contend he’s approaching behind for a start of a Cup final.
Curtis McElhinney done 19 saves for a Hurricanes, whose initial playoff coming given 2009 finished precisely a same approach their prior postseason outing did — by being swept in a East final.
“Listen, a tank’s been low for a prolonged time,” captain Justin Williams said. “It’s been using on adrenaline and perfect will. It’s always tough to swallow when a deteriorate ends, usually abruptly like that. It’s like you’re cut genuine quick. And you’ve got to go home.”
Carolina got this distant by unconditional a New York Islanders in Round 2. Not that a additional rest time helped a Hurricanes, or anyone else in these playoffs: No group that swept a competition has won a subsequent series.
After outscoring them 17-5 in 4 games, Boston no doubt wants to hindrance that trend — generally with a sport’s biggest esteem on a line.
Special teams gathering this series, with a Bruins scoring 7 power-play goals in a 4 games while a Hurricanes had 5 during their whole 15-game postseason run. Boston had during slightest one power-play idea in each diversion while Carolina unsuccessful to measure on a final 13 chances with a male advantage.
So it was no warn that Boston took control with a best-in-the-playoffs power-play unit.
Eighteen seconds into a teenager on a Hurricanes for carrying too many group on a ice, Pastrnak finished off a sharp give-and-go with Marchand, removing past Calvin de Haan and slipping a puck into an open net during 4:46 of a second.
“Everything’s going OK, afterwards we get into that specialty area where that’s apparently a outrageous advantage for them,” manager Rod Brind’Amour said. “And they done us pay.”
With Greg McKegg in a box for goaltender interference, a Bruins scored on another give-and-go involving Pastrnak, who set adult Bergeron’s idea with 1:26 left in a second.
Rask — who blanked Columbus 3-0 in a wilful sixth diversion of a prior array — didn’t even face a shot on idea for roughly a initial half of a third, and usually 7 for a whole period.
“Tuukka’s been really consistent,” Cassidy said. “Usually, if you’re going to get on a roll, your goaltender’s going to have to win a diversion for we somewhere along a approach or take one for you. … He can’t have a bad night.”
McElhinney done his second true start in place of Petr Mrazek, a pierce done by Brind’Amour to shake things adult after a Hurricanes mislaid a initial dual games of a array in Boston by a total 11-4 score.
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That this diversion was scoreless after 20 mins was a covenant to McElhinney, who came adult with several early gems — including robbing Marchand from tighten operation with his glove about 7½ mins in.
NOTES: D John Moore transposed Chara in a defensive pairing with Connor Clifton. … With fourth-line brazen Chris Wagner behind in Boston carrying his harmed right arm examined, C Noel Acciari slid into a lineup for a Bruins for a initial time in a series. … Both teams’ ubiquitous managers — Don Waddell of a Hurricanes, and Don Sweeney of a Bruins — were announced as finalists for a league’s GM of a year award. … Carolina LW Jordan Martinook (lower body) missed a second true game.
The Bruins have an extended mangle before a Stanley Cup Final.