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Second Round

Bruins advance to conference final powered by Rask, defensemen

Goalie's stellar play, shutdown work from McAvoy, Carlo among factors in six-game win against Blue Jackets

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

The Boston Bruins will compete in the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2013 when they play the Carolina Hurricanes after a six-game win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Rask brilliant for Bruins in Game 6 clincher against Blue Jackets

Gets first shutout of playoffs to help Boston advance to Eastern Conference Final

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

COLUMBUS -- By the end of the game, as the zero on the scoreboard went into the history books and the Boston Bruins advanced and the handshake line commenced, there was no denying what had become abundantly clear throughout Game 6 and throughout this Eastern Conference Second Round series: Tuukka Rask had dragged the Bruins to the Eastern Conference Final.

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Bruins blank Blue Jackets in Game 6, reach Eastern Conference Final

Rask makes 39 saves; will face Hurricanes

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Correspondent

Rask turns aside Dubois

BOS@CBJ, Gm6: Rask stones Dubois on redirection

R2, Gm6: Tuukka Rask makes a great pad save on a redirection by Pierre-Luc Dubois to keep the game scoreless in the 1st

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COLUMBUS -- Tuukka Rask made 39 saves when the Boston Bruins reached the Eastern Conference Final by defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 in Game 6 of the second round at Nationwide Arena on Monday.

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5 Keys: Bruins at Blue Jackets, Game 6

Boston can advance to conference final with win; Columbus needs more offense from top-six forwards

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

BRUINS at BLUE JACKETS

7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS

Boston leads best-of-7 series 3-2

The Boston Bruins can advance to the Eastern Conference Final for third time since 2011 with a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Nationwide Arena on Monday.

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Second Round

Bruins brace for desperate Blue Jackets heading into Game 6

Boston one win from Eastern Conference Final

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BEDFORD, Mass. -- The Boston Bruins have a chance to end the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a win in Game 6 at Nationwide Arena on Monday (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Bruins plan to stay aggressive against Blue Jackets in Game 6

Approach has helped solve goalie Bobrovsky, get Boston to one win of Eastern Conference Final

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEDFORD, Mass. -- Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo said after a Game 3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference Second Round that he believed, at some point, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky would crack. He doubled down on the sentiment before Game 4.

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Second Round

Pastrnak back in scoring form, helps Bruins win Game 5

Has three goals in past two games, pushes Blue Jackets to brink

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The celebration was pure joy, pure exhilaration, pure relief. 

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Second Round

Blue Jackets believe 'we'll be back here for Game 7'

Tortorella confident Columbus will respond after being pushed to brink by Bruins in Boston

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

BOSTON -- John Tortorella is giving predictions again.

"We'll be back here for Game 7," the Columbus Blue Jackets coach said defiantly after a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 5 put them on the brink of elimination from the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round.

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Bruins survive Blue Jackets' rally in Game 5, one win from Eastern Final

Pastrnak scores second goal with 1:28 left to push Columbus to brink

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

Pastrnak's second of the period

CBJ@BOS, Gm5: Pastrnak redirects late go-ahead goal

R2, Gm5: David Pastrnak tips a feed from Brad Marchand into the net to give the Bruins a 4-3 lead late in the 3rd with his second of the night

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BOSTON -- David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game with 1:28 remaining in the third period, and the Boston Bruins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at TD Garden on Saturday.

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5 Keys: Blue Jackets at Bruins, Game 5

Columbus must maintain composure; Boston needs top line to produce again

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

BLUE JACKETS at BRUINS

7:15 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS

Best-of-7 series tied 2-2

The Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets will each try to take the series lead and get within one win of reaching the Eastern Conference Final when they play Game 5 of the second round at TD Garden on Saturday.

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