David Krejci likewise scored one of two power-play objectives in the 2nd period for the Bruins, who routed 1-0 entering the final 5 minutes prior to the 2nd intermission."You've got to find methods to win, I think that's probably the finest method to put it," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "We found ways to win, most likely various methods each game: various people in the lineup, different goaltenders playing. Bergeron and Krejci also had an assist each for the Bruins, while Pastrnak's return to the lineup also provided an increase."They did it better, more regularly through that series than us," Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal said. Bergeron's marker lifts Bruins over Hurricanes:

Patrice Bergeron's objective from behind the internet would be the winner as Boston gets rid of the Hurricanes in Game 5. 1:02

The Bruins entered the post-season as the Presidents' Trophy winner with a league-best 100 regular-season points, just to go 0-3 in the round-robin series to determine the top four seeds in the Eastern Conference playoffs. There was likewise the surprise news that goaltender Tuukka Rask was choosing out of the playoff run to be with his family soon before Game 3.

Now Boston, which lost in a seven-game Stanley Cup final to St. Louis last season, are advancing after winning the last three games since Rask's departure.

"They did what they do to be successful," Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "And sometimes we attempted to do excessive. We got off of our game."

5-minute stretch the difference

The Bruins tracked 1-0 getting in the last 5 minutes of the second period prior to scoring two times on the power play, initially from David Krejci with 4:40 left after Bergeron drew a penalty on a breakaway chance.

Came Bergeron's score as the teams appeared headed to the second intermission connected at 1. He found a loose rebound from Pastrnak that hit the boards, then quickly sent out the puck back towards the web from the left side.

The puck slipped under a standing Petr Mrazek, bounced off his left skate and directly into the internet for the 2-1 lead.

"I saw that ... he was standing, so I was trying to catch him, throw it at his feet and see what occurs," Bergeron stated. "I knew there wasn't that much time left in the period. I said, 'Why not try it,' even if it was kind of a desperate play with a number of seconds left. I knew we could not really set it up and have another shot."

Bergeron and Krejci also had an assist each for the Bruins, while Pastrnak's return to the lineup also offered an increase. After scoring 48 regular-season goals, he had not played considering that the fourth-seeded Bruins won Game 1 in double overtime and was a gametime choice for this one.

The fifth-seeded Hurricanes were trying to regroup from fading versus the Bruins in the third duration of Game 4, which Brind'Amour had actually called "hard to watch." They reacted by taking a first-period lead on Haydn Fleury's goal, but they didn't score again as the Bruins gradually climbed up past them.

Mrazek had 25 conserves for the Hurricanes, including a pair of stops on 1-on-1 opportunities for Pastrnak. The Hurricanes swept the New York Rangers in the best-of-5 qualifying series to begin their time in Toronto, but eventually lost to the Bruins in the playoffs for the 2nd straight season.

"They did it much better, more regularly through that series than us," Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal stated. "We looked like a group that could win the series at times."