NHL Playoffs Roundup: Bruins progress to face Hurricanes

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Boston Bruins eliminated the Columbus Blue Jackets in game six of the second round, after defeating the Blue Jackets on their home ice 3-0 in Monday.

Tuuka Rask made 39 saves for his shut out, with David Krejci, Marcus Johansson and David Backes scoring for Boston.

The Bruins won three straight games to win the best of 7 series 4-2 and will host the Hurricanes at TD Garden in Games 1 and 2. It will also be the first time since 2013 that Boston will be contesting a Conference Final, when they lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders 5-2 in Game four a couple of days ago to advance to the Conference Final for the first time since 2009, after entering the playoffs as an Eastern Wild Card.

In the two semi-finals in the Western Conference we are still no nearer to finding the finalists with both games going to a deciding game seven.


On Monday, the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 after overtime to level the series. The Sharks were heading for overtime after defenseman Marc Edouard – Vlasic scored his second of the game to level the game with 2:28 remaining in the third period, only for rookie defenseman Cale Makar to grab the winner. Game seven will be at San Jose on Wednesday, with the winner progressing to the Western Conference Final.

In the other Western Conference semi-final the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues will go to a deciding game tonight Tuesday, with the series currently tied 3-3.

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