The Boston Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final and will play the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues.

Boston defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 in Game 4 on Thursday to sweep the Eastern Conference Final and advance to the Cup Final for the first time since 2013, when it lost to Chicago Blackhawks in six games. The Bruins last won the Cup in 2011, defeating the Vancouver Canucks in seven games.

"It's awesome," Boston goalie Tuukka Rask said. "We've played great so far. It's not easy to make it this far, so super proud of the guys that we're here. A lot of work to do, but we're going to enjoy this."

The Sharks lead the Blues 2-1 in that best-of-7 Stanley Cup Playoff series with Game 4 at St. Louis on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS).

"No preference," Rask said of the upcoming opponent. "We're going to enjoy this and prepare for whoever is coming up. That's it."

Boston, which finished second in the Atlantic Division, will have home-ice advantage against either opponent. The Bruins swept the Blues in the 1970 Stanley Cup Final.