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Bruins-Hurricanes Highlights: Power play propels B's to series-clinching win

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David Krejci and David Pastrnak celebrate a Bruins goal against the Hurricanes.
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FINAL SCORE: Boston Bruins 2, Carolina Hurricanes 1

IN BRIEF: The Boston Bruins have eliminated the Carolina Hurricanes from the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second year in a row.

The B's won Game 5 of their first round series Wednesday afternoon at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto to advance to the second round for the third consecutive season. They also beat the Hurricanes in last year's Eastern Conference Final in a sweep.

The Hurricanes scored first, but they couldn't stave off another Bruins comeback. Two power play goals, one from David Krejci and another by Patrice Bergeron, proved to be the difference for Boston. B's right winger David Pastrnak also made his return to the series after missing the three previous games with an injury. He tallied two assists.

Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak earned his third win of the series with 23 saves on 24 shots.

BOX SCORE

SERIES: Bruins win 4-1

HIGHLIGHTS The Hurricanes opened the scoring for the third time in five games when defenseman Haydn Fleury scored his second goal of the series. 

The Bruins equalized on a second-period power play when David Krejci tallied his third goal of the series. 

Patrice Bergeron knew that time was running out in the second period and tried to bank the puck off of Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek and into the net. He succeeded from a crazy difficult angle, and the Bruins went into the intermission up 2-1 as a result.

 

UP NEXT The Bruins don't yet know which team they'll play in the second round. The most likely opponent is the Tampa Bay Lightning, who eliminated the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday in Game 5 of their first round series.