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Blue Jackets eliminated from playoffs after squandering series lead

Lack of production from top forwards, disappointing power play among reasons for loss to Bruins

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Correspondent

The Columbus Blue Jackets accomplished a franchise first by advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs but lost an opportunity for more success with a six-game loss to the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Eastern Conference Second Round.

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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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Blue Jackets face uncertain future after loss to Bruins in Game 6

Bobrovsky, Panarin, Duchene, Dzingel can become free agents

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

COLUMBUS -- Through the disappointment, the dejection, a crushing season-ending shutout loss, there was reality setting in for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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game recap

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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game preview

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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Blue Jackets have no regrets on moves to make playoffs

Acquiring UFAs for draft picks did not mortgage future, GM says

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Staff Writer

COLUMBUS -- General manager Jarmo Kekalainen has no regrets about how the Columbus Blue Jackets mortgaged some of their future to be in the position they are in now in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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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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Second Round

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

Blue Jackets view Game 6 against Bruins as opportunity, not adversity

Dismiss talk of pressure facing potential elimination from playoffs

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

BOSTON -- Nick Foligno appropriately shrugged and half-heartedly chuckled when the word adversity was mentioned after the Columbus Blues Jackets' 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 5 at TD Garden on Saturday.

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