When two goalies are battling it out in a playoff matchup, something eventually has to give. On Thursday night that something, or someone, was Carey Price. Matt Fraser -- called up from Providence Thursday morning to try and give the Bruins an offensive spark -- pushed the rebound of a Carl Soderberg shot past Price during a scramble in front of the net at 1:19 of overtime, giving the B's a 1-0 victory over the Canadiens in Game 4 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series. The series is now tied at 2-2. Both Price and Tuukka Rask were zoned in for their respective teams during the three regulation periods. Rask shut off a partial breakaway by Brian Gionta in the second period that ranked as Montreal's best chance, and Price made a couple of beautiful stops on Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron during a 1-2 combination scoring chance. In the third period, Andrei Markov bombed away from the point, and the resulting rebound to Gionta was swallowed up by a fast-reacting Bruins goaltender stretching to the far post. Each team got a power play in the first two periods as well, but neither the Bruins or the Habs could do anything with it as the refs once again let the two Original Six rivals play hockey, rather than special teams. It should be noted the Bruins also hit three crossbars in regulation as well: one from Jarome Iginla that went out of play, another from Soderberg on a wide-open rebound chance from the slot, and the final from Smith in the third period. Those were the eighth, ninth and tenth Bruins chances that have hit the post/crossbar in the four playoff games thus far.
Fraser's goal gives Bruins a 1-0 overtime win in Game 4
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