The Boston Bruins were on the verge of elimination Friday night as the Minnesota Wild took a 3-1 series lead over the Boston Bruins.
The win will help Boston advance to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.
The Bruins and Wild are playing in their second meeting of the series.
Boston won the first meeting 7-2 in the opening round.
The Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 6-3 on Thursday night to advance to the second round.
The Wild swept the Boston University men’s ice hockey team 6-2 Friday in their third game of the season.
The Bruins won the third and final game in Minnesota, 2-1, to move into the best-of-seven series.
The Minnesota Wild swept Minnesota Duluth in regulation Friday night to move to 4-0-0 on the season with a 3.00 goals-against average.
The Minnesota Wild won their first three games against Boston University.
The last time the Bruins played the Minnesota Dulums in regulation was January 9, 2017, a 2-0 win.
The Duluth Panthers defeated Boston University 5-4 on Friday.
The Duluth Flyers defeated Boston College 4-3 in regulation Thursday night.
The Flyers, who are coming off a 3/10 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, have now won eight straight games over the Bruins.
Boston University has lost five straight overall.
The Wild have now lost eight straight regular season games against the Boston College Eagles.
The teams will play again on Sunday, May 3, in Boston.