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Canadiens beat Bruins, 2-1, force Game 7

Posted by Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, Globe Staff  April 26, 2011 06:58 PM

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It's a final here. The Bruins have lost Game 6 to the Canadiens by a 2-1 score. That means the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series is tied at three games apiece with Game 7 tomorrow night at TD Garden to determine who moves on.

"Win. Go home and win," said Tim Thomas. "We've won three. So if we play the same way we played when we won three, we'll win the fourth."

No word on whether Milan Lucic will be suspended for his boarding on Jaroslav Spacek.

"I have no idea," Claude Julien said. "I haven’t had a chance to look at it. I don’t even know how they are seeing it. Again, I think the five-minute was because he was cut. Not because of the hit necessarily, but because of the cut. So the hit caused a cut, and that’s the way it is. But again, I can’t comment on much of that stuff because I’ve only seen it quickly. The last thing you want to do is make a bad comment on something that you haven’t had the chance to look at closely."

If the Bruins advance, they will play Philadelphia in Round 2. The Flyers beat Buffalo in Game 7.

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3d period - 16:50 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Chris Kelly has been called for high sticking. Canadiens going on the power play.

3d period - 14:36 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - The Canadiens are doing a good job of chewing up the clock. Bruins are running out of time.

3d period - 10:06 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - We just passed the halfway mark of the third period. The Bruins have their work cut out for them if they are going to close out the Habs and avoid a Game 7 tomorrow night at TD Garden.

3d period - 6:58 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Brad Marchand fed Dennis Seidenberg high atop the right circle and Seidenberg gunned it at the net but Habs' goalie Carey Price gloved it.

3d period - 0:36 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Canadiens' goalie Carey Price came up big on a rebound shot by Patrice Bergeron, who was firing from the left circle.

2d period - 16:48 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Man advantage didn't last long. Nathan Horton is in the box for slashing. Teams are skating four a side.

2d period - 16:26 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Jaroslav Spacek heads to the penalty box. Bruins go on the power play.

2d period - 15:49 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Bruins fail to get anything going on the man advantage.

2d period - 13:49 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Mathieu Darche is serving a penalty for too many men on the ice. Bruins back on the power play, not that it has meant anything in this series.

2d period - 10:23 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - Roman Hamrlik has been sent to the penalty box for interference. The Bruins are going on the power play.

2d period - 5:48 - Montreal 2, Boston 1 - The Canadiens cashed in on the two-man advantage with captain Brian Gionta beating goalie Tim Thomas from just outside the left post.

2d period - 4:53 - Boston 1, Montreal 1 - Patrice Bergeron has been whistled off for delay of game. The Habs will have a 5 on 3 for two minutes.

2d period - 4:37 - Boston 1, Montreal 1 - Big blow to the Bruins here. Milan Lucic has been assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding Montreal defenseman Jaroslav Spacek. Spacek had just gotten rid of the puck and Lucic hit him from behind, slamming him head-first into the glass. Spacek had to be helped from the ice.

2d period - 0:48 - Boston 1, Montreal 1 - Bruins' defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has pulled his team even on the strength of a four-on-four goal. Seidenberg popped a shot over goalie Carey Price from just outside the right post.

1st period - 20:00 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - The teams will skate four a side for the first 1 minute, 40 seconds of the second period followed by a 13-second power play for Montreal. The Habs outshot the Bruins in the first, 11-10.

1st period - 19:52 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - Well, the Bruins' man advantage lasted just 13 seconds because Patrice Bergeron was called for interference. The teams will skate four on four.

1st period - 19:39 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - Canadiens' forward Andre Kostitsyn was whistled off for hooking, giving the Bruins a power play.

1st period - 10:07 - Montreal 1, Boston 0 - The Canadiens have taken the lead on a power-play goal by Michael Cammalleri. The tally, scored with the Habs on a two-man advantage, was a one-timer from the right circle.

1st period - 5:57 - Boston 0, Montreal 0 - Dennis Seidenberg has been called for a slash, giving the Canadiens a 5 on 3 for 1:57.

1st period - 8;54 - Boston 0, Montreal 0 - The Bruins have been called for too many men on the ice.

1st period - 3:27 - Boston 0, Montreal 0 - The Canadiens thought they had a goal when Brian Gionta swept the puck past Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas on the rebound of a Scott Gomez shot. But officials, wrongly thinking that Thomas had the puck after the Gomez shot, blew the whistle to stop play. The Bell Centre fans are furious.

1st period - 2:20 - Boston 0, Montreal 0 - The Bruins had a flurry in the Canadiens' end with Chris Kelly trying to pop in a rebound after Habs' goalie Carey Price lost sight of the puck.

1st period - 0:00 - Boston 0, Montreal 0 - Game 6 is underway at the Bell Centre.

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