Bruins beat Red Wings 4-2, advance to second round against Montreal

The Associated Press

Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings in Boston, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Associated Press + More

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 31 saves to help the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins beat the Red Wings 4-2 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday and eliminate Detroit from the postseason.

The Bruins, who finished the regular season with the best record in the NHL, advance to the conference semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens.

Loui Eriksson opened the scoring for Boston, and Zdeno Chara snapped a second-period tie to give the Bruins the lead for good. Milan Lucic also scored, and Jarome Iginla added an empty-netter.

Pavel Dtsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 29 shots for Detroit.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.