Series Update – The Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Monday night to clinch their second-round NHL Playoff series 4-2 and move into the Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes.
David Krejci scored in the first period for the Bruins, with Marcus Johansson and David Backes adding third-period goals to put the game and the series out of reach for the Blue Jackets.
The Blue Jackets outshot the Bruins 39-29 in the game and Boston also gave up four power plays to Columbus. However, Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout for the Bruins.
Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 26 saves.
It could now be a difficult offseason for the Blue Jackets, with Bobrovsky and star forward Artemi Panarin being unrestricted free agents, as are Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel, both of whom were picked up in trades at the deadline.