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Sports Offensively-challenged Canadiens fall to Bruins in overtime

04:11  04 march  2018
04:11  04 march  2018 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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BOSTON — A superb effort by Antti Niemi was wasted as Brad Marchand scored at 2:06 of overtime Saturday to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Canadiens at TD Garden. Niemi made 48 saves but didn’t get any help from the offence after Brendan Gallagher opened the scoring in the first period, A power-play goal by Jake De Brusk at 17:15 of the third period allowed the Bruins to tie the score. DeBrusk tipped Nick Holden’s shot to spoil Niemi’s shutout. The Bruins went on the power play after Jonathan Drouin was sent off for delay of game.

The Canadiens have picked up at least one point in each of their last seven games (3-0-4).

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Gallagher strikes again: Gallagher staked the Canadiens to a 1-0 lead for the second consecutive night. Gallagher intercepted a pass from Kevan Miller at the blue-line and blasted a shot over Anton Khudobin’s blocker at 9:16 of the first period. Gallagher leads the Canadiens with 23 goals. The Canadiens outshot the Bruins 12-10 in the period but there were several other scoring chances for each side. Sean Kuraly slashed Paul Byron to foil a breakaway attempt. The Canadiens had four shots on the ensuing power play but the Bruins had the best chance with a shorthanded 2-on-1 break that ended with veteran Rick Nash firing wide. David Pastrnak hit a goalpost early in the period.

Killer defence: The Bruins stepped it up in the second period when they outshot the Canadiens 19-5 but failed to beat Niemi. Boston had a 5-on-3 advantage for 41 seconds after Jacob de la Rose and Byron Froese took back-to-back tripping penalties, but Boston managed only one shot with the two-man advantage. Their best scoring chance during the second power play was a shot by Nash, which hit a post. Boston went 1-for-6 on the power play with 21 shots on goal. The Canadiens’ power play went 0-for-4 with four shots.

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But a strong start and a clutch finish in the third period and both overtimes proved to be enough to kill Boston’s surging momentum as the Habs came away with a 4-3 NHL video highlights: Bruins beat Red Wings, advance to face Canadiens . Youngins thriving for Bruins in 2014 NHL playoffs.

Injuries bring changes: Rookie defenceman Victor Mete (hand injury) and Max Pacioretty (lower-body injury) flew home to Montreal to be evaluated by the Canadiens’ medical staff. Both players were injured in Friday’s 6-3 win over the Islanders. The Pacioretty injury opened a spot for rookie Nikita Scherbak on one of the top lines. He played with Phillip Danault and Artturi Lehkonen. Jordie Benn, who was a healthy scratch Friday, returned to the lineup in Mete’s place. The Canadiens also called up defenceman Rinat Valiev, who was acquired from Toronto at the trade deadline.

The road ahead: This was the second stop on a six-game road trip, which continues Tuesday when the Canadiens face the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN Radio 690). After the game, the Canadiens are off to sunny Florida where they face the Panthers Thursday in Sunrise and the Tampa Bay Lightning in an afternoon game Saturday. The trip concludes on March 12 in Columbus.

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Marchand scores in OT, Bruins rally past Canadiens 2-1 .
Marchand scores in OT, Bruins rally past Canadiens 2-1Marchand scored 2:06 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 comeback win over the Canadiens on Saturday.

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