BOSTON - The Boston Bruins struck for four goals in the third period to down the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The win gives the Bruins a 1-0 series lead and moves them three wins away from the Stanley Cup Final. Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at TD Garden, where the Bruins will see the return of defenseman Charlie McAvoy, who was suspended for Game 1.
Game One took place Thursday night in Boston. After the series shifts to North Carolina, games will be played every other night until it concludes.
Gm 1: Thursday, 5/9 at 8 pm (Boston)— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) May 9, 2019
Gm 2: Sunday, 5/12 at 3 pm (Boston)
Gm 3: Tuesday, 5/14 at 8 pm (Raleigh)
Gm 4: Thursday, 5/16 at 8 pm (Raleigh)
Gm 5: Saturday, 5/18 at 7:15 pm (Boston)
Gm 6: Monday, 5/20 at 8 pm (Raleigh)
Gm 7: Wednesday, 5/22 at 8 pm(Boston)
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10:45 p.m.: Final: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2
A four-goal third period gives the Bruins a 5-2 win over Carolina and a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. pic.twitter.com/aTo2c19qVO— Boston 25 News (@boston25) May 10, 2019
10:42 p.m.: Ten seconds later Chris Wagner makes it 5-2 Bruins as he converts an empty netter.
10:41 p.m.: Charlie Coyle credited with the empty-net goal after it deflects off of him and into the vacant cage to make it 4-2 Bruins.
10:40 p.m.: Hurricanes have pulled their goalie for the extra attacker with 2:37 to go in the third.
10:36 p.m.: With five minutes remaining in the third period, the Bruins hold a narrow lead over the Hurricanes, 3-2.
10:20 p.m.: Hurricanes kill off the minor penalty.
10:18 p.m.: Dougie Hamilton takes his second penalty of the third period, giving the Bruins yet another man-advantage.
David Backes gets CRUSHED and the Bruins will go to yet another power play. Dougie Hamilton again to the box, this time for interference.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
10:12 p.m.: Moments after the penalty, Patrice Bergeron wrists a shot past Mrazek from the slot, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead with under 17 minutes to go in the third. Tic-tac-toe passing from DeBrusk to Marchand to Bergeron leads to the tally.
And just like that it's 3-2 Bruins. Two power play goals in a matter of minutes and Boston is ahead.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
10:11 p.m.: Bruins back to the power play after an odd sequence of events leads to a Dougie Hamilton roughing call.
10:09 p.m.: Marcus Johansson converts on the doorstep, tying the score at 2-2. The winger collected a rebound from Mrazek in front of the goalmouth and roofed it for the equalizer.
Marcus Johansson buries one out front on the power play to tie this game up at 2-2.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
10:07 p.m.: Bruins with a great chance early as Jordan Staal heads to the box for boarding Chris Wagner.
Bruins again to the PP. Staal off for boarding...no doubt about it— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
10:05 p.m.: Third period underway in Boston.
9:48 p.m.: At the end of two periods, the Hurricanes lead the Bruins, 2-1.
Bruins power play (again) almost gives up a SHG and can't convert. We'll head to the break with the Hurricanes ahead 2-1.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
9:42 p.m.: After some sustained offensive zone pressure, the Bruins head to the power play with David Krejci drawing an interference call.
Bruins with a jolt of energy, now they'll go to the power play with Ferland going off for interference.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
9:30 p.m.: Greg McKegg strikes with 10:42 left in the second to give Carolina a 2-1 lead.
Greg McKegg strikes to give Carolina a 2-1 lead seconds before barreling into Rask.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
9:15 p.m.: Carolina to their third power play of the game with Sean Kuraly going off for high sticking.
High stick penalty against the Bruins. Kuraly gets his second minor of the evening. Carolina back to the PP, where they're 1-for-2.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
9:10 p.m.: The second period is underway with Zdeno Chara back on the Boston bench after taking a shot off his foot in the first.
8:50 p.m.: At the end of the first period, the Hurricanes and Bruins are tied, 1-1.
After 1: Bruins 1, Carolina 1— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
8:45 p.m.: Boston cannot convert as the Hurricanes return to full strength.
8:42 p.m.: The Bruins kill off the penalty and end up on the power play after a slash by Nino Niederreiter. Zdeno Chara goes down the tunnel after blocking a shot with his foot.
Niederreiter off for slashing and Chara down the tunnel after taking a shot off the foot. Bruins already down McAvoy for Game 1— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
8:40 p.m.: Bruins back to the penalty kill after Charlie Coyle takes a hooking infraction with 5:23 to go in the first.
Charlie Coyle goes to the box (hooking) after knocking down Teravainen following a bobble at the blue line. Hurricanes already 1-for-1 on the power play. 5:23 to go in the first.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
8:20 p.m.: Three seconds into the man-advantage, Sebastian Aho makes it 1-1, deflecting home a shot on the doorstep of the Bruins goal.
Aaaaaand Aho scores 3 seconds into the power play, deflecting home a shot past Rask out front. 1-1 with 16:18 to go in the first.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
8:20 p.m.: Sean Kuraly takes a roughing penalty, giving Carolina their first power play of the series.
Sean Kuraly headed to the box for roughing. Bruins to the PK.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
8:15 p.m.: After hemming the Hurricanes in their zone often in the first few minutes, the Bruins cash in to take a 1-0 lead off a goal from Steven Kampfer, making just his second appearance for the Bruins this postseason.
One shot, one goal for Steven Kampfer who rips one home from the slot for the 1-0 lead. 2:55 into the first.— David Souza (@dsouza4717) May 10, 2019
8:10 p.m.: We're underway in the Eastern Conference Finals.
8:00 p.m.: Bruins announce their starters for Game One.
7: 45 p.m.: The Bruins lines for the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals look as such:
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