Final: Canadiens 4, Bruins 3

All done in Boston. Gutsy win for Canadiens. Bruins needed more than Patrice Bergeron’s line to push offensively.

9:17 3d period, Canadiens 4-3: David Desharnais doing dirty work again. Goes to net and jams in Max Pacioretty feed. Fearless.

5:31 3d period, 3-3: Max Pacioretty snaps long-distance shot past Tuukka Rask. Solid screen by David Desharnais. Even little guys are brave enough to make life tough on goalies.

20:00 2d period, Bruins 3-2: Tough third coming up for Bruins. Still lots of time for Zdeno Chara (instigating, fighting, 10-minute misconduct) to spend in box.

18:08 2d period, Bruins 3-2: Tyler Seguin back on ice. Looks OK.


17:39 2d period, Bruins 3-2: Left pad save by Tuukka Rask on Brendan Gallagher. Big kill for Bruins.

15:45 2d period, Bruins 3-2: Alexei Emelin tags Tyler Seguin with an open-ice hit. Seguin staggers to room, favoring left arm. At the same time, Zdeno Chara chases down Emelin and delivers a few pops.

15:01 2d period, Bruins 3-2: Milan Lucic vs. Mike Komisarek Brandon Prust. Couple thundering rights from Lucic. All starts with Adam McQuaid jousting with Lars Eller.

14:05 2d period, Bruins 3-2: Serious quickness from Tuukka Rask. Bouncing all over the place. Slams glove over puck to stop action.

9:20 2d period, Bruins 3-2: Dougie Hamilton’s bad-angle shot beats Peter Budaj. Brad Marchand with another assist.

8:16 2d period, 2-2: Chris Kelly hits iron again. This time during four-on-four play.

7:20 2d period, 2-2: P.K. Subban throws hip check on Brad Marchand. Then takes time to chirp Marchand.

5:47 2d period, 2-2: Tuukka Rask bails out Andrew Ference. Defenseman had coughed up puck to Travis Moen. Ference off with his game.

5:08 2d period, 2-2: David Desharnais rings the left post. Zdeno Chara caught up the ice.

4:06 2d period, 2-2: Two-on-one for Bruins. Peter Budaj stops Patrice Bergeron. But looks like Andrei Markov, trying to get back, kicks in puck with left skate. Terrific outlet pass off the wall by Brad Marchand.


20:00 1st period, Canadiens 2-1: Bruins will have 50 seconds remaining on power play. Brendan Gallagher in box for charging on Brad Marchand.

17:35 1st period, Canadiens 2-1: Both teams rolling four lines. Looked like Shawn Thornton asked Ryan White to go. Nothing doing.

11:03 1st period, Canadiens 2-1: Goals in bunches. David Krejci and Johnny Boychuk fumble puck in defensive zone. David Desharnais sets up a driving Max Pacioretty. Replay confirms no kicking motion.

10:47 1st period, 1-1: Off the draw, Bruins tie it up. Montreal wins draw, but Brad Marchand strips Josh Gorges. Marchand to Patrice Bergeron, quick pass to Tyler Seguin in front. Tie game.

9:57 1st period, Canadiens 1-0: Tomas Plekanec open in the slot. Takes Michael Ryder’s dish and connects with an offspeed shot five-hole. Zdeno Chara out of position after throwing big hit on Brian Gionta on wall. That’s the risk of going for big check.

8:45 1st period, 0-0: Another ping. Patrice Bergeron’s long-distance shot off the left post.

7:44 1st period, 0-0: Chris Kelly goes postal. Snapper off right pipe.

5:05 1st period, 0-0: Best chances for Bruins. Zdeno Chara unloads slapper wide left. Nathan Horton close on the rebound.

0:00 1st period, 0-0: Chris Bourque officially healthy scratch. Shawn Thornton back in on fourth line with Gregory Campbell and Jay Pandolfo. Daniel Paille on third line.

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