Somewhere under the pile of celebrating Bruins, Nathan Horton was grinning.

The 25-year-old right wing had pounced on a rebound at 9:03 of the second overtime last night to give the Bruins a 2-1 victory over Montreal and a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

The crowd of 17,565 that packed TD Garden rocked with jubilant noise after Horton rapped in the rebound of Andrew Ference's blue line wrist shot. The rest of the Bruins came barreling off the bench to mob Horton.