A. Ference (15:41 - 1st)
BOS: T. Thomas (W)
MTL: C. Price (L)
Last night in Montreal, after coming off 2 consecutive shutouts, Carey Price and the Habs were looking to end the Bruins long 8 game win streak. 7 minutes in, Gionta got the puck in the slot and took a shot but it was stopped by Tim Thomas. 8 minutes later, Cole got the puck all alone in front (on the left) and he took a shot,but Thomas dove and made a save with his head. A few minutes later, Peverly played the puck across the ice right too Ference on the left circle and he one-timed a shot past Price to make it 1-0 Boston Bruins lead. 10 minutes into the second, Nathan Hortons point shot was stopped with the quick glove of Carey Price.
Then with the Habs on the powerplay, Cammaleri's one timer from the right circle was stopped by the right pad of Thomas. A few seconds later, Diaz played the puck over to Subban at the left point and he fired a shot but it was stopped by the left pad of Thomas. So the score was still 1-0 Bruins after 2. 5 minutes into the third, Gionta played the puck to Cammaleri in front and he was robed by the glove of Thomas. Then with Habs on a powerplay with the net empty, Cole's shot from the slot was stopped but Pacioretty tapped the puck out of mid-air and Thomas saved it. Then with 8 seconds to go, Coles shot was stopped by the left pad and went right to Paciorettys skates but he couldn't control the puck as the Habs lose this game 1-0.
In the Bruins 9th straight win, Thomas made 33 saves for the shutout. In the lose, Price made 17 saves on 18 shots."I thought it was a good game back and forth," said Habs captain Brian Gionta. "Both goaltenders played well and we had our fair share of opportunities. It's a tough one to lose because it was back and forth.It boils down to we make one mistake and one missed assignment on their goal and that's the difference in the game.I thought we played fairly well; there were times we carried the play but we just couldn't find a way to solve the goalie." The Habs next game will be Wednesday night against the Hurricanes on RDS-HD.
Written By Andrew Di Pardo