Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final.
Kampfer is in his second stint with Boston, where he won a Stanley Cup in 2011. "He played great down the stretch and got us into this place". "Like I said the only one I thought he'd love to have back was that first one and he will tell you that". The Hurricanes climbed back after dropping their first two games to the defending champion Capitals in the opening round, and also bounced back from a 6-0 Game 5 loss to take the next two in that series. "I do agree about the urgency; they haven't lost at home and have played a strong game in their building".
"We do know going laterally that he plays out, so there may be an opportunity there if you can get him moving because he's out challenging", added Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy. David Krejci, Marcus Johansson and David Backes scored for Boston. How things have changed are the Canes are now down 2-0 in this series and they have allowed a whopping 11 goals in the two games so far.
With the Carolina Hurricanes trailing Boston 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, first-year head coach Rod Brind'Amour has a hard decision to make. Being a young team has fueled them a lot.
The Bruins doubled the advantage at 8:58 of the third period, as Johansson weaved toward the middle of the ice before wristing a shot that handcuffed Bobrovsky.
"They've played a strong game in their building". He has struggled to make routine stops.
The Carolina Hurricanes came into this series with plenty of momentum as they had a six-game win streak going and they had allowed just nine goals over that stretch. Based on what we've seen in the first two games, I have to side with Boston until they give me a reason to think otherwise. His play has forced Brind'Amour to move him up to the top-line with Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen and that trio will go head-to-head with the Patrice Bergeron line for much of the series.
"Yeah, we talked about it". Boston had a 6-0 lead before the Hurricanes scored two goals late in the third period. "Next year, who knows what's going to happen, who's going to be in this locker room, so this one stings". But more importantly, they are getting significant contributions from their depth players, with 19 different players having found the back of the net since the playoffs began.
Boston Bruins defensemen were the engine that drove the team's offense in Sunday afternoon's Game 2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 Eastern Conference final, and Torey Krug was the catalyst of the group.