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Bruins advance to Stanley Cup Final

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  June 7, 2013 10:30 PM

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The Bruins punched a ticket to the Stanley Cup Final, defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday to sweep the series.

It will be the Bruins' second Stanley Cup Final appearance in three years. In 2011, the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in seven games to win their first Stanley Cup in 39 years.

The Bruins also won the Stanley Cup in 1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, and 1972.

Adam McQuaid scored the only goal in Game 4, a slap shot from just inside the blue line midway through the third period. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the shutout, his second of the series.

The Penguins only scored two goals in the series.

The Bruins will face the Chicago Blackhawks or the Los Angeles Kings in the finals. The Blackhawks and Kings play Game 5 of their series Saturday in Chicago, with the Blackhawks leading 3-1.

According to a report from TSN's Bob McKenzie, if the Blackhawks win Game 5, the Stanley Cup Final will reportedly begin Wednesday in Chicago. If the Kings extend their series, the Stanley Cup finals will begin June 15.

The NHL has not released an official schedule for the finals.

Review the Bruins' history in the Stanley Cup Final here.


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