Carolina Hurricanes fall to Boston Bruins in game one of Eastern Conference Finals

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 09: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins makes a save against Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 09, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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BOSTON — The Carolina Hurricanes lost to the Boston Bruins 5-2 in game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night.

The Hurricanes got to the conference finals by defeating the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals in the first round and sweeping the New York Islanders in the second round.

This is the first time the Hurricanes have reached the conference finals since the 2008-09 season, when they lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Hurricanes and Bruins square off for game two on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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