The Boston Bruins had two goals early in the second period, which were enough to give them the 2-1 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Bruins now lead the Eastern Conference finals 3-0.

Boston can clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup finals on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Game 4 with just one more win against the Hurricanes.

Bruins survive sluggish first period, defeat Hurricanes in Game 3


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