NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Bruins are on the brink of the Eastern Conference finals, and they got there on the backs of their suddenly offensive defensemen and a potent fourth line of forwards.
They have outclassed the New York Rangers all over the ice in surging to a 3-0 lead in a series that could be over Thursday.
If the Bruins start firing on all cylinders, the Rangers will have little hope of even forcing a Game 5 let alone entertaining thoughts of matching the greatest comeback in sports.
The Bruins could afford to relax Wednesday, and many of them did, as the team held an optional practice at Madison Square Garden - the site of Boston's 2-1 comeback win a night earlier that pushed the Rangers within one loss of elimination.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Senators vs. Penguins Game 7 Pick It all comes down to Game 7 tonight at 8PM ET when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Finals. Who will come out with the...
Thumbnail Senators vs. Penguins Game 6 Pick After a dominant showing in Game 5, will the Pittsburgh Penguins finish off the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Finals when they meet in Game 6 at 8PM...
Thumbnail Senators vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Can the Pittsburgh Penguins take control of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight when they host the Ottawa Senators in...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Ducks Game 5 Who will take the pivotal Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals when the Anaheim Ducks host the Nashville Predators...

NHL Team Pages