Dylan Garand made 32 saves to backstop the Hartford Wolf Pack into the next round with a 4-0 win over Providence in Game 4 of their Atlantic Division semifinal series on Friday night.
The Wolf Pack eliminated the regular-season division champion Bruins, three games to one, and will face Hershey in the division finals beginning Thursday.
After giving up six goals in a Game 3 loss, Hartford clamped down and blanked the Bruins for the second time in the series. The Wolf Pack have allowed a total of three goals in their five wins this postseason.
Turner Elson and Ryan Carpenter each posted a goal and an assist for Hartford, and Jake Leschyshyn netted his first two goals of the playoffs.
Garand (5-1) finished the series with a 1.26 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage in four starts.
Brandon Bussi (1-3) stopped 28 of 31 shots for the Bruins, who have lost five consecutive playoff series since reaching the conference finals in 2017.
Atlantic Division Semifinals (best-of-5)
A1-Providence Bruins vs. A5-Hartford Wolf Pack
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Hartford 1, PROVIDENCE 0 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 29 – Hartford 2, PROVIDENCE 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., May 3 – Providence 6, HARTFORD 3 | Recap
Game 4 – Fri., May 5 – HARTFORD 4, Providence 0