The Boston Bruins will get to see what all the fuss is about -- and an opportunity to put an end to it. They're going to the Eastern Conference Finals to play the red-hot Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Bruins eliminated the New York Rangers on Saturday at TD Garden with a 3-1 victory in Game 5 of the conference semifinals.

Gregory Campbell scored twice, including an empty-netter with less than a minute left. Torey Krug scored his fourth of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves as the Bruins landed a date with the Penguins, who also needed five games to dispatch the Ottawa Senators.

Pittsburgh scored 13 goals in its last two games against Ottawa and 21 in its four wins in the conference semifinals.

Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves in an effort to keep the Rangers alive in the best-of-7 series, but they only beat Rask once -- a power-play goal from Dan Girardi in the first period.

It's been 21 years since the Bruins and Penguins last met in the postseason. At that time, Boston's Jaromir Jagr was a mullet-wearing, fast-driving, goal-scoring machine for the Penguins, who swept the Bruins in the Wales Conference Finals en route to winning their second consecutive Stanley Cup championship.

Boston also lost to Pittsburgh in six games in the 1991 conference finals.

Pittsburgh owned the Bruins in the regular season, winning all three games by one goal. But the Bruins did not have Krug in the lineup for any of those games. The 22-year-old, 5-foot-9 rookie defenseman was a force against the Rangers with four goals, including three on the power play.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Krug is the first rookie defenseman in the post-expansion era to score four goals in his first five career playoff games.

Krug got the Bruins on the board with a one-timer from the top of the right circle 3:48 into the second period. Mats Zuccarello was in the penalty box for hooking Tyler Seguin, who fed Krug the cross-ice pass that he hammered past a handcuffed Lundqvist to tie the game at 1-1.

It was Boston's fourth power-play goal of the series -- and the third for Krug, who was in the American Hockey League until two days before the series began.

Boston took the lead just under 10 minutes later when its fourth line got the better of the Rangers' fourth line and third defense pair, leading to Campbell's second goal of the series. In particular, New York defenseman Roman Hamrlik had a shift to forget.

Hamrlik had two chances to get the puck up the ice, but he whiffed on the first one and coughed it up to Boston's Daniel Paille on the second. Paille gained the zone and sent the puck toward the net, where Shawn Thornton was crashing.

The puck bounced around in the slot and Campbell, the third man in, found it and roofed it past Lundqvist with 6:19 left in the second period to give the Bruins the lead.

Hamrlik was benched for the rest of the game.

The Rangers tested Rask at times in the third period, but he wouldn't budge -- not even with 11:22 left, when he took away the left side of the net to stone Ryan Callahan on a potential game-tying breakaway.

Just when the Rangers needed to push the most -- with less than four minutes left -- it was Boston surging instead. The Rangers were able to get the puck deep and get Lundqvist off the ice with 1:15 left, but Boston got it back up the ice and Campbell shuffleboarded the puck into the empty net with 50.4 seconds left to seal it.