Thursday, October 16, 2008

Like A Broken Record

The Habs have defeated the Boston Bruins.

The Habs have defeated the Boston Bruins.

The Habs have defeated the Boston Bruins.

This is not a really IS beginning to sound like a broken record.

Montreal pushed it's winning streak vs. Boston in the regular season to 12 games by defeating the Bruins 4-3 via shootout. Alex Kovalev, Saku Koivu and Maxim Lapierre all scored for Montreal in the first period, just 3:19 apart to put Montreal up 3-0.

Boston played catch-up the rest of the way, eventually tying the game on Marc Savard's right-place-right-time second goal of the night with 48 seconds remaining in regulation.

Overtime solved nothing, and in the shootout, Alex Tanguay played the hero, scoring the only goal to secure the extra point for Montreal.

Other newcomer Georges Laraque made his Habs debut Wednesday night, and wouldn't you know it, he dropped the gloves almost immediately on his first shift, going toe-to-toe with Bruins pest Shawn Thornton. Thornton was a marked man after mouthing off towards coach Guy Carbonneau in pre-game media interview.

Montreal was 1-for-4 on the powerplay; Boston went 1-for-6.

Carey Price outdueled Tim Thomas to pick up the win between the pipes. Price improves to 6-0-0 vs. Boston in regular season play.

Montreal was outshot by Boston 34-28.

Michael Ryder's dump-in late in the third took a weird bounce off the glass, causing the puck to bounce into the crease with Carey Price out of the net. That's how Marc Savard was able to score and send the game into OT. Ryder finished with the single assist.

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