The Boston Bruins are playing great hockey right now. They have all four lines and two goalies contributing to their success.
Tonight, the Montreal Canadiens were in the Hub of Hockey to take on the weary Bruins who got back in town at 3am this morning after beating the Blackhawks the night before.
The Bruins came out flying and Montreal couldn't do anything about it. Boston took a 3-0 lead after Shawn Thornton, Stephane Yelle, and Marco Sturm each beat Montreal goalie Carey Price. They controlled the whole period and got great contributions from all four lines.
In the second, the Bruins came out and picked up right where they left off. Sturm scored, his second of the night, off a rebound shot from Patrice Bergeron. Ten minutes later, Canadiens' Captain Saku Koivu stepped up to finally put the Canadiens on the board.
Then in the third, the legend continued to grow when Milan Lucic scored right off of the face-off beating Carey Price right under his pads.
Lucic was throwing his body around all night and Montreal's Mike Komisarek had enough and decided to go with Lucic. Lucic was more than willing and just over powered Komisarek by landing pretty much every punch he threw. It was pretty amazing to see how much Lucic just took over the fight. He got the crowd going as he was pumped up after the fight.
Game Notes: Stephane Yelle had two goals and an assist and played really well. Marco Sturm is starting to come on which is another great weapon for the B's.
Marc Savard played another great game. His passing abilities are just amazing collecting another assist tonight.
Manny Fernandez made 27 saves to improve his record to four wins and one loss. Andrew Ference took a puck off the foot and left the game in the third. Six goals is the biggest output the Bruins have had all season.
The Bruins have won five straight. The Bruins are competing every night and everyone is contributing. The Bruins, 10-3-3, have 23pts and are in first place in the Northeast Division and third overall in the NHL.
The Bruins play again Saturday night when they take on their third straight Original Six team when they visit Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers (12-5-2, 26 pts.).