Game six of the Montreal – Boston series is about to get underway. After winning 4 – 2 on Saturday, the Bruins lead the series 3 – 2 and could end Montreal’s season in their hometown tonight.
These two teams last met in the 2011 quarter finals, with Boston winning the series 4–3.
Montreal wins the draw and the game begins.
The Canadiens take an early lead 2:11 into the first period.
The goal was unassisted by Lars Eller. The first team to score has won each game in the series.
Great stick-save by Rask after the net almost flips over on top of him.
Bruins ring one off the post and into the stands.
Loui Eriksson has the best scoring opportunity so far for Boston as Montreal leads the shots 7-3
MTL 1 – 0 BOS halfway through the first.
Montreal controlling the play so far with eight minutes left in the period.
First penalty of the game called on Montreal.
Mike Weaver for high-sticking with 7:35 left in the period. Boston power-play underway.
Boston having trouble keeping the puck with the man advantage. Montreal easily kills the penalty.
Play stopped for a hand pass with five minutes to go in the period. Montreal still up 1-0.
PK Subban for MTL and Patrice Bergeron for BOS both head to the box for roughing.
MTL called offside with 0:04 left in the four-on-four.
Subban and Bergeron back on the ice, both teams back to full-strength.
1:00 to go in the 1st period.
The siren ends the first period with Montreal up 1-0.
Lars Eller's fourth of the playoffs is the only goal of the game so far. Canadiens are out-shooting the Bruins 11-8 and out-hitting them 20-14.
Trivia: This is the 34th playoff series these two teams have played. Montreal has won 24 times since they first met in 1929.
Trivia: Combining regular season and post-season games, Montreal and Boston have played each other more than any other two NHL franchises. The Canadiens lead the all-time series 450-337-103.
BOS Dougie Hamilton starts the period in the box for a roughing penalty called at the end of the first period. MTL with a chance for another early goal.
Boston wins the face-off to start the 2nd.
A few close chances for Montreal but the puck stays out of the net. Still 1-0 MTL.
Bruins back to five men on the ice, both teams 0/1 on the power-play.
PK Subban back in the box. Two minutes for holding the stick. Boston on the power-play.
BOS Brad Marchand puts it over the net with 0:19 left in the PP.
An unsuccessful power-play for the Bruins but they keep the pressure on. Montreal back to full-strength with 11 minutes left in the second period.
Fast pace to the game through the halfway mark.
Price covers it up for the first whistle in a while. Game still MTL 1-0 BOS with 8:00 to go in the 2nd period.
Shots now tied at 15 apiece with less than seven minutes to play in the period.
Bruins have also evened it up in the hit category at 26. Montreal ahead in faceoff wins 19-13.
With 5:19 to go in the period, Montreal is holding on to the one-goal lead they've had most of the game.
MONTREAL SCORE TO GO UP 2-0
Max Pacioretty puts it between Rask's legs for Montreal's second goal of the game. From Nathan Beaulieu and Mike Weaver.
Less than three minutes left in the 2nd as Boston tries to battle their way back into the game.
But Montreal is back on the power-play after a high-sticking penalty.
Canadiens go up 3-0 after power-play goal by Thomas Vanek