Saturday, April 19, 2008

Habs Welcome Back 2 Injured Vets

The Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins will duke it out tonight in game #6 at the TD Banknorth Garden (7 p.m.), and for the first time these playoffs, both defenseman Francis Bouillon and captain Saku Koivu will suit up for game action.

The Habs were embarassed on home ice Thursday night, dropping a 5-1 decision to Boston to allow them to narrow the series lead to 3-2 in Montreal's favor.

Carey Price was the focus of the match Thursday, as he has been on a regular basis - however, for the first time, it was a focus he'd have preferred to not have had.

Price quickly played a puck from his glove to Maxim Lapierre, but the communication was botched and a turnover resulted, with Glen Metropolit tallying the eventual game winner.

Shortly after, rookie Sergei Kostitsyn took a very undisciplined penalty, allowing big Zdeno Chara to score on the PP, putting the game out of reach.

Sturm added a shorthanded goal, and then Vladmir Sobotka scored on a harmless shot from an awful angle, summing up the Habs night perfectly; lack of effort, and poor goaltending.

No word yet on who the scratches will be for either team.

Mark Streit is also a game-time decision.

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