Home sweet home?
Not in the Canadiens-Bruins series.
After the Canadiens won the first two games in Boston, the Bruins came back Monday night to beat the Canadiens 4-2. Carey Price, who had been the hero in the Canadiens' two wins in Boston, had only himself to blame for the loss. The Bruins scored what proved to be the winning goal at 2:02 of the second period. Price went behind the net to clear a dump-in by the Bruins, but his clearing pass was deflected by Mark Recchi. The puck went out to Rich Peverley, who had no trouble finding the empty net to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead.
But Price also sparked the Montreal comeback when he stopped Patrice Bergeron on a breakaway after P.K. Subban misplayed a puck in the Bruins zone. The Canadiens came right back and Andrei Kostitsyn scored at 7:03 of the second period. Kostitsyn, who missed Game 2 with a foot injury, stickhandled around Zdeno Chara and put a backhander through Tim Thomas's legs.
Tomas Plekanec closed the gap to a single goal when he scored at 4:08 of the third period. Plekanec was being covered by Chara at the bottom of the faceoff circle to the left of Thomas. Plekanec made a spin move and fired a shot that went between Thomas's skates.
The Canadiens pressed to tie the score in the third period. They outshot the Bruins 15-5, but Chris Kelly ended Montreal's hopes when he scored on an empty net.
Bruins defeat Habs 4-2
Montreal Gazette | Apr 19