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Sunday, May 4, 2014


           Yesterday in Boston, Game 2 between the Habs and Bruins took place. The Bruins dominated most of the play, but Carey Price was solid... For 2 periods. Paille opened the scoring in the first to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead after 1. The shots were 13-6 Boston in the period.  1 minute into the second, a mad scramble in front of Rask was poked free by Prust to Gallagher, behind the net and he played it to Plekanec who played it to the slot for Weaver and he ripped the puck into the net to tie the game. Late in the period with the Habs on a powerplay, Subbans shot was tipped in by Vanek to give the Canadiens the lead. The shots were 15-13 in the second for Boston as Price made several saves to keep the Habs in it. 6 minutes into the third, Vanek deflected another shot on the powerplay to make it 3-1. At this point in the third, the Canadiens were outshooting Boston 6-1.

          But at the 10 minute mark, Hamilton fired a shot from the point and Price didn't see it and they cut the lead to 1. 4 minutes later, Bergerons shot was going wide but it went off Bouillon's knee and in to tie the game. Smith would score on a one time pass from Krug to give Boston the lead. Lucic would add an empty net goal as Boston wins 5-3 and tie the series at 1-1. " I'm not going to lie... It would have been nice to be up 2-0. It would have been nice," Therrien said.Price gave up 3 goals on 8 shots in the third and he made a total of 30 saves. Interesting fact... Ever since Hamilton scored, the Canadiens only took one more shot on Rask for the last 9:30 of the third as they just lost control of this game. In the win, Rask made 25 saves. The Habs would like to rebound from this game on Tuesday night when they return home for Game 3.

- Andrew Di Pardo

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