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Bruins beat Red Wings 4-2, advance in NHL playoffs

A Boston Bruins fan waits for the start of Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs between the Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings in Boston, Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Bruins lead the best-of-seven games series 3-1. (AP Photo/Mic Photo:

A Boston Bruins fan waits for the start of Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs between the Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings in Boston, Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Bruins lead the best-of-seven games series 3-1. (AP Photo/Mic

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

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