NHL Game Summary - Boston at Montreal|
(Wednesday, February 6th)
Final Score: Boston 2, Montreal 1
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Tyler Seguin and David Krejci scored in the
third period to help the Boston Bruins take a 2-1 victory over the Montreal
Canadiens in a Northeast Division battle.
Tuukka Rask posted 20 saves and Seguin and Krejci each added an assist for the
Bruins, who have won five of six.
"It's a big rivalry but it feels good to win," said Rask. "I knew they were
going to crash the net a lot, like those in-tight plays. They missed a couple
of times in the first, and they got a lucky goal in the second."
P.K. Subban scored the lone goal of the game for the Canadiens, who had won
six of seven coming into the game. Carey Price gave up both goals on 23 shots
in the loss.
"We had a tough second period and the start of the third," said Subban. "We
gave up two quick goals in the first two minutes. We were forcing them into
turnovers in the first, but those two goals took us out."
Trailing by a goal to start the third, the Bruins tied the game just 14
seconds in as Krejci brought the disc from the right boards to the side of the
net and sent it out front where Seguin redirected it home.
Less than two minutes later, the Bruins took the lead when Seguin brought the
puck in through the middle, dished over to the left for Milan Lucic, who then
sent it to the goalmouth where Krejci got a stick on it for a 2-1 advantage.
Rask needed to turn away just five shots in the final period to help Boston
grab the win and the overall lead in the Eastern Conference.
The first period passed without a score and the second period stayed that way
until the 10:53 mark when Montreal got on the board.
Skating on the power play after Lucic got called for high sticking, Subban
blasted a shot on net from the right point that tipped off the stick of Rich
Peverley and sailed over the glove Rask for a 1-0 lead.
Boston hosts Tampa Bay on Saturday ... Montreal plays in Buffalo on Thursday
... Boston took four of the six games against Montreal last season ...
Montreal was 1-for-5 on the power play while Boston was 0-for-4.
02/06 22:49:38 ET