The Bruins, up 1-0 after a Daniel Paille goal in the first, are trying to set the tone early. You can see it with the team’s constant pressure in the Canadiens’ zone and the remarkable aggression with Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara mixed it up with Subban at the end of the first period, resulting in a couple of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on both of them. There’s already been eight penalties between these two heated rivals.
But it was a good period for the Bruins despite struggling on the power play. The Bruins failed to convert on two power play attempts, including a 5-on-3 for one minute, before Paille took a pass from Carl Soderberg and buried it with 6:58 left in the period.
It was Paille’s first goal of the postseason after missing the first round against the Detroit Red Wings with a head injury.
The Bruins led the Canadiens in shots, 13-6. Tuukka Rask made a number of phenomenal saves, including one he snatched from Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty.