MONTREAL — On a skip pass down through the neutral zone, the Bruins found themselves caught off guard on the long dish from Nathan Beaulieu, leading to a Max Pacioretty breakaway goal in front of Zdeno Chara.
Pacioretty’s goal came 15:24 into the second period and was assisted by Beaulieu and Mike Weaver.
Just two minutes later, Montreal’s Thomas Vanek capitalized on a rebound in front of Tuukka Rask as the Canadiens went up 3-0 on a power play goal. The goal was assisted Pacioretty and Andrei Markov.
With the Bruins down 3-0, there will be greater pressure to have one of those famous third period comebacks than before.