BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins closed out the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday and now await the latest chapter of their bitter rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens.
Defenseman Zdeno Chara snapped a 1-1 tie with a power play goal with 3.8 seconds left in the second period and left winger Milan Lucic scored 4:27 into the third as the Bruins won 4-2 and eliminated the Red Wings in five games -- in the first playoff series between the Original Six teams since 1957.
The Red Wings won the first game 1-0, but the Bruins, yielding just five more goals, won the next four games to advance.
The Bruins will meet the Canadiens, who swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in four games, for the 33rd time -- easily the most played series between any two NHL teams.
Montreal leads the all-time playoff series 24-8, but the Bruins have won the last two. In 2011, Boston defeated Montreal in overtime in Game 7 of the opening round en route to the franchise's first Stanley Cup since 1972.
The Canadiens went 3-1 against the Bruins this season, winning one of the games in a shootout.
There was no immediate announcement on when the first game will be played. The Bruins will host the first two games.
Tuukka Rask, named this week as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, made 31 saves in the Boston goal. He was beaten on a rebound by left winger Henrik Zetterberg (first goal, to go with an assist) with 3:52 left, making things close.
But a too-many-men penalty came 48 seconds after the goal -- and the Wings failed to tie it in the final minute. Lucic set up right winger Jarome Iginla for an empty netter, Iginla's second goal in as many games.
Bruins fans chanted "We want the Cup" during a late stoppage.
Rookie defense Torey Krug had two assists for the Bruins, who won the President's Trophy for the most points in the regular season.
The Bruins killed six of seven Detroit power plays and are 53-of-56 in their last 15 playoff games.
The teams were playing four-on-three when center Patrice Bergeron passed the puck to Chara, who blasted a slapper past goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to break the tie.
Gustavsson, who also made 30 saves, was playing his second straight game in place of starter Jimmy Howard, who was still officially out with the flu while there was speculation he suffered a concussion earlier in the series.
Chara's second goal of the series came 5:15 after center Pavel Datsyuk tied the score with a power play goal -- matching the early power play goal scored by Boston right winger Loui Eriksson (his first). Lucic then scored his third goal of the series from in close.
Datsyuk scored three of Detroit's six goals in the series and also assisted on the Zetterberg goal.
Defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who has turned into more of an offensive force in the postseason, got the puck from Rask and carried it down the right side on the power play. He centered it to the slot and Eriksson wound up with the puck and an empty net, sliding it home for the quick 1-0 lead.
NOTES: The Bruins were still without LWs Daniel Paille (concussion) and Chris Kelly (back) on Saturday, with Paille closing in on a return. ... The Red Wings got RW Daniel Alfredsson back after a two-game absence with a back injury, but G Jimmy Howard (officially flu, but speculation centers on a concussion) still could not start. With Alfredsson back, veteran LW Todd Bertuzzi was again a healthy scratch after suiting up for Game 4. ... The Red Wings summoned D Xavier Ouellet from the minors and bench edJakob Kindl, a minus-2 in the first four games. "We felt we needed to make a change," coach Mike Babcock said. ... Former Bruin John McKenzie was the team's pregame "fan captain."