Tuukka Rask collects 31 saves as Bruins eliminate Red Wings

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Tuukka Rask made 31 saves to lead the Boston Bruins over the Detroit Red Wings, 4-2 win Saturday in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first round series at TD Garden.

Loui Eriksson opened the scoring for the Bruins on a power play on 3:27 of the first.

Pavel Datsyuk tied the game for the Red Wings also on a power play at 14:41 of the second.

The Bruins gained a 4-on-3 power play due to a holding penalty when Patrice Bergeron passed to Zdeno Chara for a goal that put the Bruins back on top at 19:56 of the second.

Milan Lucic scored at 4:27 of the third to make it a 3-1 lead for th Bruins.

The Red Wings made it 3-2 with 3:52 left after Rask made two acrobatic saves but left the puck at the side of the net for Henrik Zetterberg to deposit in the goal.

But Jarome Iginla scored on an empty-netter to secure a Bruins victory.

Jonas Gustavsson stopped 29 shots for the Red Wings.

The win allowed the the defending Eastern Conference champions Bruins to advance to the conference semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens.

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