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Bruins win in OT, pull even in series

Posted by Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, Globe Staff  April 21, 2011 06:54 PM

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OT - 1:59 - Boston 5, Montreal 4 - It's a final here. Michael Ryder has pulled the Bruins into a 2-2 tie in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals with his goal from the inside edge of the left circle.

3d period - 20:00 - Boston 4, Montreal 4 - That's it for regulation. Game 4 is headed to overtime.

3d period - 17:41 - Boston 4, Montreal 4 - Dennis Seidenberg has been called for interference. The Habs are on the power play.

3d period - 13:42 - Boston 4, Montreal 4 - Hard work by Bruins' forward Chris Kelly pays off as the team ties up the game for the third time. During a scramble in front, Kelly, positioned off to the right side of the crease, saw a loose puck resting between the skates of Canadiens' defenseman Brent Sopel and rapped it past Carey Price.

3d period - 6:28 - Montreal 4, Boston 3 - Sick glove save by Canadiens' goalie Carey Price on Bruins' defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Price looked completely down and out and all Boychuk had to do was lift the puck over him at the right post but Boychuk's bid was snared by a sprawled Price.

3d period - 1:39 - Montreal 4, Boston 3 - P.K. Subban, who has been a thorn in the Bruins' side defensively during the series, added some offense to his repertoire, scoring a power-play goal to give the Canadiens back the lead. Subban's shot from the left circle glanced off the skate of Bruins' defenseman Dennis Seidenberg and beat goalie Tim Thomas into the top left corner of the net.

3d period - 0:32 - Boston 3, Montreal 3 - Patrice Bergeron has been whistled off for hooking. The Canadiens are on the power play.


2d period - 17:04 - Boston 3, Montreal 3 - The Bruins have fought back to even on Patrice Bergeron's goal. Brad Marchand centered a pass to Bergeron in front and Bergeron tapped it past Carey Price. New ballgame.

2d period - 9:59 - Montreal 3, Boston 2 - The Bruins have battled back to within one on Andrew Ference's blast from high between the circles.

2d period - 7:47 - Montreal 3, Boston 1 - Tomas Plekanec, who has been a force for Montreal throughout this series, set up the Habs' third goal, scored just 55 seconds after their second. Plekanec dished a pass from the right circle in front to Andrei Kostitsyn, who directed it by Thomas.

2d period - 6:52 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Very grim news. The Canadiens have been putting on an offensive clinic. Goalie Tim Thomas was able to stave off many of their scoring chances but the Habs finished off a dizzying passing sequence that Thomas couldn't stop. Canadiens' captain Brian Gionta made a stellar pass through the crease to Michael Cammalleri, who rapped home a shot to retake the lead.

2d period - 2:13 - Boston 1, Montreal 1 - Michael Ryder has pulled the Bruins even. HIs shot from the right circle beat goalie Carey Price over the glove.


1st period - 20:00 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - The Canadiens wound up with a 15-8 shot differential in the opening frame.


1st period - 17:31 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - The Canadiens have a 15-6 edge in shots in the period.

1st period - 16:24 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - The Canadiens have killed off the Eller penalty.

1st period - 14:24 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - Lars Eller has been whistled off for interference. The Bruins are on the power play.


1st period - 14:24 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - Tremendous sustained pressure by the Canadiens in the Bruins' zone. Habs' captain Brian Gionta had a couple of strong bids.


1st period - 8:13 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - Brent Sopel has given the Canadiens the early lead in this one. So far, the team scoring first has won all three games in this series. Sopel beat Tim Thomas on a slapper from high in the right circle.

1st period - 6:01 - Boston 0, Montreal 0 - So far, a very spirited start to this one. The Canadiens have come out a lot better than they did in Game 3.

1st period - 0:00 - Boston 0, Montreal 0 - The anthems have been sung and we are underway at the Bell Centre.

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