Bruins Fall to Canadiens 4-3 in Double-Overtime in Game 1
BOSTON (WGGB) — Just as they had in their opening-round series against the Detroit Red Wings, the Boston Bruins started their second-round playoff series with a loss, falling to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in two overtimes Thursday night.
Boston mounted a comeback, after falling behind 2-0 in Game 1. The well-rested Canadiens got goals from P.K. Subban and Rene Bourque in the first two periods.
But the third period belonged to the Bruins, as they got goals from Reilly Smith, Torey Krug, and Johnny Boychuck. However, Francis Bouillon netted another goal for Montreal in the same period.
The equalizer for the Bruins came with just minutes to play in regulation, sending Game 1 to overtime.
Goaltender Tuukka Rask held strong in the first overtime. As did his counterpart, Carey Price, who tallied 48 saves in this game.
The strong defense in the overtime period forced a second overtime.
That’s where a two-minute holding penalty landed Matt Bartkowski in the box, giving the Canadiens what would become the game-winning powerplay.
P.K. Subban snuck his second goal of the game past Rask and the Canadiens took a 1-0 series lead with a 4-3 double-overtime win.
Game 2 will remain in Boston on Saturday. Puck drop is at 12:30 p.m.