Bruins-Canadiens: Boston Takes Two-Game Lead Into Montreal

Matt BernierContributor IApril 19, 2009

BOSTON - APRIL 18: Marc Savard #91 of the Boston Bruins is congratulated by teammates Patrice Bergeron #37, Phil Kessel #81 and Chuck Kobasew #12 after Savard scored in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs on April 18, 2009 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 5-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It was a night of success for the Boston Bruins, as they continued to claw through the postseason.

In the first period, Montreal's Sergi Kostitsin would go to the box at 8:45 of the first period for a hook, giving the Bruins the first power play of the game—and they would not let it go to waste.

Marc Savard would get the scoring frenzy started at 1:14 into the power play, as he blasted a wrister past Cary Price with help from Kessel and Montodor.

Then the Bruins would capitalize again before the end of the first, as Chuck Kobesew scored with an assist from Bergeron and Rechi at 15:35.

At the end of the first, the Bruins thought they would get another power play, as Mathieu Schneider went to the box for interference, but Bergeron would join the parade to the box as he got called for a dive.

The Bruins controlled the first period with two power-play goals and 15 shots.

On to the second. Montreal would give their side some hope, as Alex Kovalev would rip a shot by Tim Thomas just forty-six seconds into the second. But Boston made sure Montreal didn't get any more chances to shine. 

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Shane Hnidy would tally himself a goal at 5:45 with help from P.J. Axelsson.

Montreal's frustration would get the better of the, as former Bruin Glen Metropolit would go to the box for a hook, giving Boston another power play. Savard would beat Price yet again getting his second goal of the game at 8:13 from Ryder and Widemen.

Three seconds before the end of the second, Ryder would send a snap shot into the cage behind Price, giving Boston a commanding 5-1 lead into the third.

What more would you expect from a Bruins-Habs third period but a nasty finish? A scrum would develop, and not only would Lucic be involved, but Bergeron would get his first fighting major, taking down Josh Georges.

The Bruins beat the Canadiens and beat them up as well.  In game three in Montreal, the Habs will be looking for revenge.

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