The Montreal Canadiens became the second road team to win a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals in two days on Wednesday night, knocking off the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden by a score of 2-1.
With the victory, Montreal wins the series 4-3, and it will advance to the Eastern Conference finals where it will face the New York Rangers in an Original Six matchup.
The Canadiens started the scoring early, getting a goal just over two minutes in from Dale Weise to take a quick lead. Montreal dominated the remainder of the first period, beating Boston to loose pucks and winning the battles along the boards.
The situation turned bleak for the Bruins midway through the second when Max Pacioretty beat Tuukka Rask to double the Montreal edge to 2-0.
Jarome Iginla got the home team within one off a deflection of a Torey Krug shot on the power play in the closing minutes of the second period, but it would be the final goal Boston tallied this season.
Danny Briere, still chugging along at 36 years old, iced the game with a power-play goal with under three minutes remaining in the game—setup by an awfully timed Johnny Boychuk interference penalty—to clinch the series.
Carey Price had another solid game in net, stopping 29 of the 30 shots he faced.
The Eastern Conference finals will get underway at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Centre Bell in Montreal.