Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Detroit Red Wings' Jonas Gustavsson (50) sprawls on the ice as Boston Bruins' Torey Krug, center, celebrates a goal by teammate Zdeno Chara during the second period in Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Boston, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
NHL playoffs: Boston beats Detroit to advance to second round
First Published Apr 26 2014 10:57 pm • Last Updated Apr 26 2014 10:57 pm

Boston • The regular season wasn’t much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Tuukka Rask made 31 saves Saturday, and the defending Eastern Conference champions eliminated the Red Wings with a 4-2 victory in Game 5.

At a glance

NHL playoffs

Saturday

Boston 4, Detroit 2

Bruins win series 4-1

» Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 1

Penguins lead series 3-2

» Colorado 4, Minnesota 3 (OT)

Avalanche lead series 3-2

» Los Angeles 3, San Jose 0

Sharks lead series 3-2

Sunday

» Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 10 a.m., Ch. 5

Series tied 2-2

» St. Louis at Chicago, 3 p.m., NBCSN

Hawks lead series 3-2

» Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m., NBCSN

Ducks lead series 3-2

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

After finishing the regular season with the best record in the NHL, the Bruins advanced to the conference semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens.

"That series was much tougher than maybe the results showed," said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who gave Boston the lead for good with 4 seconds left in the second period. "I think that we handled it well, we came into this series ready and we got the job done."

Loui Eriksson opened the scoring for Boston, and Chara’s goal on a 4-on-3 advantage snapped a 1-1 tie. Milan Lucic also scored, and Jarome Iginla added an empty-netter.

Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 29 shots for Detroit. The Red Wings scored only six goals in the five-game series.

Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 1 • In Pittsburgh, Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Pittsburgh topped Columbus to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh, which has the upstart Blue Jackets on the verge of elimination with an opportunity to close out the series Monday during Game 6 in Columbus.

It hasn’t been easy for the Penguins, a team considered by many a Stanley Cup contender. Columbus, which began the series searching for its first playoff win in franchise history, twice rallied to stun the heavily favored Penguins.

Avalanche 4, Wild 3 (OT) • Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:27 into overtime after P.A. Parenteau tied the game late in regulation, helping the Colorado Avalanche rally for a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 3-2 lead in the first-round series.


story continues below
story continues below

Kings 3, Sharks 0 • In San Jose, Calif., Jonathan Quick made 30 saves to shut out San Jose for the fourth time in his career in the postseason and Los Angeles staved off elimination for a second straight game by beating San Jose in Game 5 of their first-round series. The Sharks lead the series 3-2.



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.