Globe hockey writers provide insight and analysis following the Bruins' 4-2 triumph over the Canadiens Thursday night in Game 1 of the opening round of the NHL playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden.
Shaughnessy: Torch is passed to Bruins
Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy says that, on a day that we learned that Kevin Garnett could miss the entire postseason, the torch may have been passed from the Celtics to the Bruins if Boston is to crown another world champion this spring.
Dupont: A Laraque-headed move by desperate Montreal
The Globe's Kevin Dupont suggests that Montreal's decision to move George Laraque to its top line signals a desperate team.
Fluto: Axelsson shines brightest amongst stars
The Globe's Fluto Shinzawa says the Bruins had plenty of heroes in a 4-2 win over the Canadiens in Game 1 of the opening-round playoff series, but none more than PJ Axelsson.