The third-seeded Boston Bruins will try to solve Carey Price and avoid falling in an 0-2 series hole when they host the Montreal Canadiens tonight for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at TD Garden. The Bruins entered the first round as Northeast Division champions, but were dealt a shutout loss by Price and the visiting Canadiens on Thursday. Montreal, which finished seven points behind Boston in the division standings, will try to grab a two games to none lead tonight before the series shifts to Quebec for the next two meetings. Price stopped 31 shots for the third shutout of his playoff career and Brian Gionta scored both goals for the sixth-seeded Habs in the 2-0 win at TD Garden. Scott Gomez notched the lone assist on each of Gionta's tallies. "I thought that our top players elevated their game tonight," Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin said. Gionta's two tallies on Thursday gives him 30 goals in his playoff career, but Montreal's captain handed a big chunk of the credit for the Game 1 win to Price. "Carey was a huge reason we won tonight," Gionta told his club's web site. "We did a good job keeping them to the outside but we still gave them too many chances and he did a great job stopping the first and second opportunities." Price improved to 6-11 in his playoff career with the victory. All three of his playoff shutouts have come against Boston and the previous two were in the 2008 conference quarterfinal series, which Montreal won in seven games.
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