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Wednesday, May 14, 2014


         Earlier tonight in Boston, the 9th game 7 between the Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens took place. Boston was the favorite in this series as they were expected to go to the Stanley cup finals. But the underdogs found a way to upset the defending conference champs. 2 minutes in,  Briere centred the puck to Weiss and he scored! 1-0 Habs. The Habs were 6-0 when scoring first in the playoffs and the team that had scored first has won every game in the series. That trend would continue. The Habs had a solid first period, but they were outshot 9-6, but had a 1-0 lead. 10 minutes into the second, Desharnais played the puck cross ice to the left wing right to Pacioretty and he one-timed a shot past Rask! 2-0 Canadiens. The Bruins would take over from there. They dominated the play and Price made save after save after save. He would only allow one goal in the second, by Iginla on a deflection. Habs lead 2-1 after 2. The shots were 13-8 Boston in the second.

            Bruins dominated the third, outplaying the Habs, but the Candiens blocked shots and Price made saves. Under 3 minutes to go in the third, Habs on a powerplay, Briere threw the puck off the skate of Chara and in to make it 3-1 and that would be the final. Habs advance to round 3 for the first time since 2010 and the second time since 1993. In the win, Price made 29 saves and is 5-0 in elimination games this season (playoffs and Olympics). In the loss, Rask made 15 saves. After the game during the handshake line, Lucic had a few words for Weiss. To recap, Krug (Boston) scored a goal and did a chest pump celebration. Game 3, Weiss scored and did the same. Game 5, Lucic flexed his muscles at Subban. Game 6, Weiss flexed his at Lucic.  The Habs called it "disrespectful."

         So in Game 7,  Lucic told Weiss after the game that he "will F*****n kill him next season." Heres what Lucic had to say:  " What happens on the ice says on the ice," he said. " If he wants to be a baby about it, than he can. We weren't disrespectful, scoring a goal and celebrating? Thats disrespectful?"  Heres what Therrien had to say: "I'm not going to talk about the other team," he said. "I never talk about the other team. One thing I could tell you we were a group that was really really motivated to win this series." Game 1 between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens begins Saturday afternoon in Montreal at 1pm.

- Andrew Di Pardo

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