Series Update – The Boston Bruins completed a sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years.
The sweep in no way flattered the Bruins, who outscored the Canes 17-5 over the four games.
On Thursday, Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter to round things off. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves.
Curtis McElhinney made 19 saves for the Hurricanes.
The Boston Bruins won this one without their captain Zdeno Chara, with the 42 year-old veteran being ruled out with an unspecified injury. He is day to day going forward.
The Bruins now have an extended break before the Stanley Cup Final, where they will face the winner of the Conference West Final between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues.