Ladbrokes NHL News – Canadiens Force Game 7 With Shutout

  • Updated: May 15, 2014
  • Ladbrokes NHL News – Canadiens Force Game 7 With Shutout

    The Montreal Canadiens put together a masterful shutout against the Boston Bruins Monday night to set up what should be an epic game 7 in Boston on Wednesday. The Bruins had multiple chances ring off the post while also failing to capitalize on open net opportunities throughout all three periods Monday. Meanwhile, Montreal scored in every period to prevent the Bruins from clinching the series on their rink.

    The Bruins have now lost 5 straight game 6 clinching opportunities on the road under Coach Claude Julien.


    The Canadiens jumped on the board early with an unassisted Lars Eller (4) goal just 2:11 into the game. In reality, it was Tuukka Rask who provided the assist as he attempted to corral the puck, inadvertently giving up the interception directly in front of the net.

    The Bruins had plenty of chances to tie the game prior to the next Montreal goal, which was part of a action-packed final five minutes of the second period. Max Pacioretty wristed a shot through Rask’s five hole at the 15:24 mark of the second period. Pacioretty’s second goal of the playoffs came off assists from Nathan Beaulieu and Mike Weaver. Thomas Vanek added another score before the close of the period at the 17:39 mark thanks to a power play opportunity resulting from the only Bruins penalty of the period: a high sticking infraction against Gregory Campbell. Pacioretty and Andrei Markov assisted on Vanek’s 4th playoff goal, which came off a lucky bounce after Pacioretty attempted to knock the puck in with his skates first. For a moment, it looked like the Canadiens were trying to play a little soccer.

    Vanek added another score late in the third period at the 16:04 mark with an assist from David Desharnais. The Bruins served five penalties in the period, with two of those charged to Zdeno Chara and another two leveled against Jarome Iginla. Despite all the power play opportunities for the Canadiens, it was the only period where the Bruins had more shots on goal (8-5). The Bruins also had a goal called off on a fantastic play that ended with the puck resting right on the red line between the goal posts.
    Carey Price blocked 26 shots by the Bruins to earn his 4th career playoff shutout. His previous three perfect performances in the net also came against the Bruins. Rask actually had two more saves than his counterpart, but the four shots he couldn’t block became the story of this game. Rask will really have to be on his toes at home on Wednesday if he wants to help his team avoid a season-ending Montreal win in Boston.

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