Down by as much as 26 points, Boston makes a game of it, but it's New York that will move on.
What's the difference? Nearly a whole staff back, a returning QB and a head coach with job security.
Scarborough beats South Portland, and has gone 31 innings without a starter giving up a run.
The numbers remain impressive for Boston: Best start since 2002, best majors road record.
Portland is swept from the playoffs, allowing two late goals in the third period and the Syracuse winner late in overtime.
Nate Boyle allows five hits and the Eagles win their fifth straight after an opening setback, 2-0.
Doc Rivers and Co. think they too can overcome a 3-0 deficit against a New York team as they gear up for Game 6 tonight in Boston.