Bruins Cruise to 6-2 Win Over Hurricanes to go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals

–Angela Spagna, Bruins Daily

The Boston Bruins took care of business at home for the first 2 games of this series, in which the Bruins outscored Carolina by a combined score of 11-4 over games 1 & 2. After a sloppy game 1 on Thursday, the Bruins bounced back by controlling all aspects of game 2.

Matt Grzelcyk opened up the scoring for the Bruins with 4:38 left in the first period. Grzelcyk got the puck on a nice feed from Marcus Johansson and squeaked the puck past the Hurricane net-minder. A little over 3 minutes later Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk corralled a rebound 6 seconds into the powerplay and scored with 1:28 remaining in the first period. DeBrusk’s third goal of the postseason put the Bruins up 2-0.

The 2nd period would go the Bruins way also, with 16:14 left in the period Marcus Johansson got his 2nd assist of the game as he shot a pass over to teammate Connor Clifton who buried the puck in an open net while the Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek was sprawled out on the other side of the crease. The Bruins would score their second goal of the period on the powerplay with 2:04 left until the intermission. Charlie Coyle got the assist as Matt Grzelcyk would score his 2nd goal of the game.

The 3rd period started quickly as David Backes put the puck in the net with 18:50 to go. Backes took the rebound off of teammate David Krejci’s attempt at the net. This goal put the Bruins up 5-0. The Bruins would add an insurance goal with 15:28 left when Danton Heinen scored off of a feed from Patrice Bergeron on a 2 on 1 breakaway. The Hurricanes would add 2 meaningless goals to make the final score 6-2 in favor of the bruins.

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Another solid game from Tuukka Rask and the Bruins are heading to Carolina with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Rask stopped 21 shots on 23 shots against to stifle the hurricanes 6-2. Rask has been phenomenal so far throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the hope in Boston is that he will continue this type of play throughout the rest of the playoffs. Although the Bruins are up 2-0 Rask doesn’t think the Hurricanes are out of it yet. “No, I don’t think,” the goalie said after the game. “Teams don’t make it to this round if they don’t have their tough group of guys. It’s two to nothing, that’s good. We took care of business at home, which is what we wanted to do. Now (we’ll) try to transfer that on the road.” Rask will try to be as good as he has been in game 3.

Game 3 will be Tuesday at 8 P.M in North Carolina

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