It looked like it was going to be another disappointing night in Montreal for the Bruins, but a little coaching magic changed all that.

Trailing 1-0 headed into the final period, Claude Julien scrambled up the top two lines and elevated Tyler Seguin to the right wing with David Krejci and Milan Lucic while placing Nathan Horton with Patrice Bergeron and Gregory Campbell.

The Seguin/Krejci/Lucic combo proceeded to crank two goals in their first two shifts on the ice together in the third period – including Seguin’s first five-on-five goal of the season – and handed the Habs only their second home loss of the season in a 2-1 Boston win at the Bell Centre.

The win allowed the Bruins to extend their Northeast Division lead over the Habs to three points with three future regular season meetings still on the docket.

The game-winner was a quick transition play with Seguin carrying the puck into the offensive zone with speed before floating a saucer pass to Lucic on the left wing. The power forward deftly controlled the pass and then flipped a pass that met a crashing David Krejci at the goal-mouth. Krejci redirected the puck past a sprawled Carey Price to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

The first goal was a nifty little play between Krejci and Seguin that No. 19 ended with a backhanded flip past Price’s blocker side to get the Bruins on the board.
Montreal had built up a one-goal lead after the first 40 minutes built on a P.K. Subban second period point shot that changed direction off the blade of Rich Peverley’s stick en route to the back of the net.

Tuukka Rask had no shot at the Subban score and was otherwise outstanding for the Black and Gold finishing with 21 saves in the winning effort to improve him to 6-1-1 on the season.