Rangers eliminated from playoffs in Game 5 loss to Bruins

The New York Rangers have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs after losing to the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Game 5

Rask stands up for 28 saves to beat Rangers 3-1 in Game 5, help Bruins advance to East finals.

Rask stands up for 28 saves to beat Rangers 3-1 in Game 5, help Bruins advance to East finals. (5/25/13)

WOODBURY - (AP) - Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots, Gregory Campbell scored twice and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Saturday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

The Bruins will face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the right to play for the Stanley Cup.

Recent call-up Torey Krug scored his fourth goal of the series for Boston, which reached the third round of the NHL playoffs for the second time since 1992. The other was 2011, when the Bruins won the sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Dan Girardi scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves for the Rangers, who lost to New Jersey in last year's East finals.
Campbell broke a 1-1 tie in the second period, then added an empty-netter with 51 seconds left after Lundqvist was pulled for an extra skater.

The Rangers fell behind 3-0 in the series before winning Game 4 on Thursday night to avoid a sweep, thanks in part to a pratfall by Rask that helped them erase a 2-0 deficit. They took an early lead Saturday, But they couldn't send the series back to New York for a sixth game.

Girardi opened the scoring on a power play with 9:21 left in first, one-timing a pass from Mats Zucarello into the net. The Bruins scored a power-play goal of their own 3:48 into the second when Krug took a pass from Tyler Seguin and hit the top of the net.

Ten minutes later, Daniel Paille sent the puck to the net and it got caught up in traffic. Shawn Thornton knocked it to Campbell, who swept it in for the go-ahead goal.

The Rangers had their best chance to tie it with just under 10 minutes left in the third, when Ryan Callahan came up the middle on a breakaway. He tried to go left and beat Rask with a backhander, but the goalie turned it aside with his blocker.

The Rangers pulled Lundqvist with 1:15 left, but the Bruins quickly found the empty net on a slow-rolling shot by Campbell.

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