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How Bruins got to 2019 Stanley Cup Final

Nineteen-game point streak, Marchand's best NHL season helped Boston win Eastern Conference

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Boston Bruins have an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup for the seventh time since entering the NHL in 1924.

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McElhinney was good but couldn't save Hurricanes in Game 4, McKenna says

Veteran analyzes play of goalies, impressed with confidence of Bruins' Rask

by Mike McKenna / Special to NHL.com

Mike McKenna has been a professional goalie for the past 14 seasons and has played for seven NHL teams and 13 minor-league teams. Most recently he played in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, playing one NHL game with them this season. He also played 10 games with the Ottawa Senators in 2018-19.  

He knows about the most important position in the playoffs and a lot about the men who play it and those trying to score goals against them. So NHL.com asked him to share his insights during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In his first column, McKenna talks about the Boston Bruins' 4-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday, which put the Bruins into the Stanley Cup Final. 

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Bruins rode Rask, special teams to advance to Stanley Cup Final

Depth scoring against Hurricanes also pivotal in Eastern series

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

The Boston Bruins have won seven straight games after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday to complete a sweep and advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2013.

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Hurricanes eliminated from playoffs because of lack of discipline

Losing special-teams battle, struggles by key forwards among reasons for loss to Bruins

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at PNC Arena on Thursday.

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Bruins at best in Game 4, complete sweep of Hurricanes

Top line has eight points, Rask gets shutout to help reach Stanley Cup Final

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A perfect game to complete the sweep. Like the series, it wasn't even close.

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Hurricanes' elimination by Bruins in Eastern Final 'tough to swallow'

Carolina couldn't get offense going, will look to build off experience in future

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Justin Williams sat in his locker stall hugging his son, Jaxon, and daughter, Jade, consoling them, and them consoling him, after the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday.

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Short Shifts

Bruins do not touch Prince of Wales Trophy, buck recent trend

Each team has ritual, Boston sticks with its own

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Bruins win Eastern Conference

BOS@CAR, Gm4: Bruins awarded Prince of Wales Trophy

ECF, Gm4: The Bruins pose for a team photo with the Prince of Wales Trophy after sweeping the Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Boston Bruins bucked the latest trend and stayed with their own superstitions by choosing not to touch the Prince of Wales Trophy on Thursday.

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Conference Final

Bruins defense stellar without Chara in Game 4 win against Hurricanes

Moore steps in for injured captain, helps Boston reach Stanley Cup Final

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Senior Director of Editorial

RALEIGH, N.C. -- No Zdeno Chara was no problem for the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Thursday.

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Chara doesn't play for Bruins in Game 4 of Eastern Final

Defenseman scratched with undisclosed injury, Boston completes sweep of Hurricanes

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Zdeno Chara was not in the Boston Bruins lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Thursday.

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Bruins advance to Stanley Cup Final with Game 4 win against Hurricanes

Move on to championship round for first time since 2013; Bergeron scores twice, Rask makes 24 saves for shutout

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

Rask's 24-save shutout

BOS@CAR, Gm4: Rask secures series sweep with shutout

ECF, Gm4: Tuukka Rask blanks the Hurricanes with a 24-save shutout, capping a four-game sweep to send the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Boston Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at PNC Arena on Thursday.

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