Wednesday was one hell of a busy day for me (for alot of very good reasons) but I was able to catch most of Game 7 between the Bruins and Canadiens.
Montreal was able to force the series to a deciding 7th game after their 2-1 win over the Bruins at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.
Despite getting early goals from Johnny Boychuck and Mark Recchi early in the 1st period of Game 7, Montreal was able to cut the lead in half with a power play goal from Yannick Weber late in the 1st and a shorthanded tally by Tomas Plekanec early in the 2nd knotted things up at 2 goals apiece.
Boston was able to re-take the lead halfway through the 3rd on an even strength Chris Kelly tally, but Montreal would get a power play in the final few minutes of regulation. P K Subban took full advantage, getting one past Thomas to tie the contest up at 3-3 with 1:57 remaining in regulation.
As both teams started out OT with quality scoring chances, I began mentally composing a profanity-laced missive for this blog in the event Montreal would get the
Tim Thomas stopped 34 of 37 shots faced while Montreal's Carey Price turned aside 30 of 34 faced. Interesting, Boston went 0-21 on the power play throughout the series- the first time a team failed to score on the power play but still managed to advance in a 7 game playoff series.
The win at the Garden has earned the B's a trip to Philadelphia on Sat, April 30 to take on the Flyers at 3PM ET on NBC. Philly has just come off a 7 game sereis themselves, closing out the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night by a 5-2 final.