Bruins Knock Out Columbus in Six Games

Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the NHL Eastern Conference final.

Rask was supported by great defensive play in the Bruins' third straight victory for a 4-2 win in the best-of-seven series, which came despite being outshot 39-29 in Game 6.

Boston advances to face the Carolina Hurricanes, who swept the New York Islanders in four games.

The Bruins advanced to the NHL's Eastern Conference final for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they lost in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.

Also on Monday, Colorado beat San Jose 4-3 in overtime to force a Game 7 in that series.