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Bruins lose in second round, injuries to key defensemen among reasons

Rask's health, lack of even-strength scoring depth led to elimination by Islanders

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Boston Bruins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the New York Islanders, losing 6-2 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Second Round on Wednesday.

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Rask future uncertain after Bruins eliminated by Islanders in Game 6

Goalie dealt with injury in playoffs, says he might need surgery in offseason

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Tuukka Rask's future is uncertain after the Boston Bruins season ended Wednesday with a 6-2 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Second Round at Nassau Coliseum.

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Islanders eliminate Bruins with Game 6 win, advance to Semifinals

Nelson scores twice in three-goal second period for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Nelson backhands second goal home

BOS@NYI, Gm6: Nelson scores second on his backhand

R2, Gm6: Brock Nelson corrals a Josh Bailey pass, moves the puck onto his backhand and nets his 2nd goal from in front to make it 3-1 Islanders

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Brock Nelson scored two goals, and the New York Islanders eliminated the Boston Bruins with a 6-2 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Second Round at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday.

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Rask starts Game 6 for Bruins against Islanders

Goalie was questionable after being pulled from Game 5

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Tuukka Rask started at goalie for the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Second Round at the New York Islanders on Wednesday (NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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3 Keys: Bruins at Islanders, Game 6 of second round

Rask to start in goal for Boston; New York can advance to Stanley Cup Semifinals

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

No. 3 Bruins at No. 4 Islanders

7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS

New York leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

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Lightning fourth line rewarded in Game 5 win against Hurricanes

Colton scores big goal; Johnson, Maroon play key minutes to help send Tampa Bay to Semifinals

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Jon Cooper remembered a moment Tuesday when the forwards on the Tampa Bay Lightning's fourth line looked up at him and asked if they were going over the boards for another shift.

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Lightning eliminate Hurricanes in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Second Round

Vasilevskiy makes 29 saves in shutout to help defending champions advance to Semifinals

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Vasilevskiy shuts out Hurricanes

TBL@CAR, Gm5: Vasilevskiy records shutout in Game 5

R2, Gm5: Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 29 shots he faced to help the Lightning shut out the Hurricanes in Game 5 and win the series

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who eliminated the Carolina Hurricanes with a 2-0 win in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Second Round at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

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3 Keys: Lightning at Hurricanes, Game 5 of second round

Tampa Bay can advance with victory; Trocheck, Niederreiter could return for Carolina

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

No. 3 Lightning at No. 1 Hurricanes

6:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS

Tampa Bay leads the best-of-7 series, 3-1
 

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Press Release

Cassidy fined $25,000 for comments after Bruins' loss in Game 5

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy has been fined $25,000 for public comments critical of the officiating following Game 5 of the Second Round series against the New York Islanders Monday night in Boston, the National Hockey League announced today.

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Islanders push Bruins to brink with Game 5 victory

Varlamov makes 40 saves to help New York hang on; Rask pulled for Boston

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Barzal's power-play goal

NYI@BOS, Gm5: Barzal buries PPG from the circle

R2, Gm5: Mathew Barzal rips a shot from the circle and finds twine, tying the score at 1 with a power-play goal

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The New York Islanders scored on each of their first three power plays in a 5-4 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Second Round at TD Garden in Boston on Monday.

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