MONTREAL — The Bruins got on the board and had more scoring chances in the second period but still find themselves two goals down with 20 minutes to play.
Patrice Bergeron got the Bruins on board late in the second period (17:48) when he deflected a Torey Krug wrist shot from the blue line to finally put one past Montreal goaltender Carey Price to get Boston back in the game, making the score 3-1.
The Habs went up 3-0 when another Canadien slipped through the Bruins defense and went in clean on another breakaway. Dale Weise scored after Daniel Briere set him up on a beautiful pass between two Bruins defenders off a blocked shot and Weiss went in on Rask all alone scoring through the 5-hole. It seemed the entire Bell Centre knew Rask had not shot to stop it before the puck found the net.
Halfway through the period the B’s had a couple of excellent scoring chances, but could not find the net.
First Brad Marchand missed the net on a good scoring chance, then Jarome Iginla clanged one off the post on a long shot, then shortly afterwards, Carl Soderberg missed an open side near the goal after he was set up by Daniel Paille.
With 6:29 to play, the Bruins had a scrum in front of Price after a nice passing play from Iginla to Krug to Milan Lucic, and it appeared the puck went in. But the officials said Price was pushed back during the play by the Bruins — no goal.
Tomas Plekanec is also having a big night for Montreal. In addition to scoring the first goal, he’s been a force in the face-off circle for the Habs winning most of his draws.
Montreal continues to push the Bruins around, which has also been surprising.