• STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: B's crush Carolina, take 2-0 lead in Conference Finals

    By: David Souza

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    BOSTON - The Boston Bruins roared to a big win in Game 2, downing the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-2, thanks to a pair of goals in each period.

    Matt Grzelcyk led all scorers with a pair of goals while Danton Heinen, David Backes, Jake DeBrusk and Connor Clifton also registered tallies in the contest. Clifton’s strike was the first of his NHL career.

    The win gives Boston a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals and moves them two wins away from a berth in the Stanley Cup Final.

    Now the series shifts to Raleigh, N.C. for Games 3 and 4, which will take place on Tuesday and Thursday night, respectively. If a Game 5 is necessary, it will be held in Boston on Saturday evening. 

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    5:45 p.m.: Final: Bruins 6, Hurricanes 2

    5:43 p.m.: Another Carolina goal makes it 6-2 with 2:28 to go in the contest.

    5:30 p.m.: Carolina gets on the board to make it 6-1 in favor of the Bruins with under 9 minutes remaining.

    5:20 p.m.: Danton Heinen slips a backhand shot into the net to make it 6-0 Bruins. Boston has scored 10 straight goals in the series. 

    5:17 p.m.: Patrice Bergeron takes his second minor penalty of the day, going off for tripping early in the third. 

    5:15 p.m.: David Backes makes it 5-0 Bruins just 1:10 into the third period. 

    5:13 p.m.: Third period underway in Boston.

    4:53 p.m.: After two periods, the Bruins lead Carolina 4-0. 

    4:50 p.m.: Grzelcyk backhands home his second goal of the contest, this one on the PP, to make it 4-0 Bruins as the second period nears intermission. Assists come from Charlie Coyle and Torey Krug. 

    4:43 p.m.: Bruins kill the penalty and almost immediately go to the man-advantage with Justin Williams committing the infraction.

    4:41 p.m.: Chris Wagner called for holding, sending the Hurricanes to the PP. 

    4:24 p.m.: Connor Clifton rips a shot into the open cage after a great feed from Marcus Johansson down low to make it 3-0 Bruins in the opening minutes of the second period. 

    4:22 p.m.: Bruins kill off the Bergeron minor penalty. 

    4:17 p.m.: Carolina goes back to the power play after Patrice Bergeron is whistled for tripping just 1:09 into the second period.

    4:15 p.m.: The second period is underway at TD Garden. 

    3:58 P.M.: The first period ends with the Bruins leading 2-0. 

    3:57 p.m.: Jake DeBrusk puts home his second rebound opportunity just six seconds into Boston's man-advantage, pushing their lead to 2-0 over Carolina. 

    3:56 p.m.: Justin Williams gets called for tripping and the Bruins go to the power play leading by a goal with 1:34 to go in the first.

    3:49 p.m.: Bruins take a 1-0 lead on a goal from Matt Grzelcyk. The defenseman slipped a wrist shot through Carolina's Petr Mrazek from the low left side. 

    3:45 p.m.: Bruins kill off the penalty.

    3:42 p.m.: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara goes to the box for tripping, giving Carolina the first power play of the contest. Call came after Chara hauled down Andrei Svechnikov in the defensive zone.

    3:40 p.m.: Halfway through the first period and neither team has scored or taken a penalty thus far in Game 2. Physicality has picked up, and both teams have had multiple scoring chances that have been stymied by the respective netminders. 

    3:20 p.m.: Game 2 is underway in Boston. 

    3:13 p.m.: Bruins announce that Bobby Orr is the team's honorary captain for Game 2.

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