Bruins Clinch Playoff Spot
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The Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 this afternoon, clinching a playoff birth in the process. Following a scoreless 1st period the B’s scored 3 shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill in a 1:04 span. Goals from Daniel Paille, Blake Wheeler, and Steve Begin put Boston up 3-0, but the Canes responded with a pair of goals later in the 2nd. Milan Lucic added an empty net goal to cap off the win.
If Montreal loses to Toronto the B’s will be the 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Bruins conclude the regular season Sunday afternoon against the Washington Capitals. You can listen to the game on 98.5 The Sports Hub, coverage starts with the Dunkin Donuts Bruins pre game show at 11:30am.