Found February 06, 2013 on
Bruins 2, Canadiens 1
The Bruins traveled north of the border into Montreal on Wednesday night to reignite the oldest rivalry in NHL history for the first time this season. Both teams headed into a nationally televised Rivalry Wednesday game streaking, with the Bruins 6-1-1 and the Canadiens 6-2 to start the season.
The Habs came out flying and dominated the first period in their own building, holding the Bruins without a shot on net for nearly 12 minutes to start the game. On the other end, Montreal managed to rack up incredible scoring chances in abundance due to some sloppy defense from the B’s, yet couldn’t seem to put the puck in the back of the net to make Boston pay. Hint hint: This would continue for Montreal, and eventually come back to bite them in the ass.
But P.K. Subban did finally manage to net one for the Canadiens, his first of the season, in his third game after signing a new contract. Subban fired a slap shot from the point at 9:07 in the second and a deflection off the stick of Rich Peverley helped the puck find it’s way past the glove of Tuukka Rask. 1-0 Canadiens
The Bruins offense managed to gather a little bit of life in the second period, but it wasn’t until 14 seconds into the third when they found their first crooked number on the scoreboard. Tyler Seguin scored his first non-empty-net goal of the season after putting forth a strong defensive effort and receiving a great centering pass from new linemate David Krejci. 1-1
Just a minute and 51 seconds later, the new Seguin-Krejci-Milan Lucic first line connected once again for a silky smooth scoring play – this time David Krejci found the twine as a result of two great breakout passes from Seguin and then Lucic. Straight butter. 2-1 Bruins
And while some defensive lapses allowed the Canadiens to continue to find scoring chances, they also continued to struggle capitalizing on those chances – whiffing on shots and completely missing the net when an opening presents itself. Though the numbers indicate he made an underwhelming 20 saves, Tuukka Rask was also brilliant in net for the B’s, making up for the suspect defense in front of him and keeping the Bruins in the game…like he has a handful of times already this season.
Make no mistake about it, the Bruins stole this one from the Canadiens. The B’s certainly didn’t play their best hockey of the season but fortunately for them, neither did the Habs. Sometimes in hockey, and especially in an intense rivalry like this one, it just comes down to whether or not you can weather the storm.
1. Tuukka Rask - 20 saves, .952 S%
2. Tyler Seguin - 1 G, 1 A, +2
3. P.K. Subban - 1 G, 0 +/-
BEST OF MAXIM
WHAT YEAR IS THIS?
On Wednesday night, Will Smith made an appearance at the Bell Centre in Montreal for the game between the Canadiens and Bruins. Why he was in Montreal is uncertain, but he definitely got hooked up with some great seats in a box for the old school Original 6 rivalry.Smith was featured on the big screen and the DJ played one of his old school tracks “Gettin Jiggy With It” over...
After eight seasons, which included four All-Star appearances, a pair of Vezina Trophies and a Stanley Cup, the Tim Thomas era in Boston has come to close.
This came according to the Bruins on Thursday afternoon, as Boston traded Thomas to the Islanders for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2014 or 2015. Thomas is sitting out this season, but in his time minding the net...
THE FAMILY JEWELS
Before the start of Wednesday night's Montreal Canadiens/Boston Bruins game, Montreal goaltender Carey Price was practicing guarding some warm-up shots from his teammates. Sadly for Price, one shot got away from center Lars Eller and hit Price in a very sensitive area as he tried to make the save: Price would end up being okay and started the game in goal for Montreal.
Habs, PK Subban has always been a pain in the ass, hopefully the Bruins show him who's boss
Wednesday night we may see one of the greatest games this season when the Bruins travel up to Montreal to face their best friends the Habs.
Montreal is no joke this year, well as of now. They own a 6-2-0 record with 12 points, clawing at the Bruins to take over the North East. They...
Hopefully, Nemo isn’t the only storm about to hit Boston.
Tyler Seguin has been overdue for a breakout in terms of goal scoring, and the floodgates might have begun to open on Wednesday night against the Canadiens. Despite playing well and at times appearing to be the best player on the ice for much of this season, Seguin had just one goal to show for his efforts — and an empty...
The Rivalry Continues
Tonight will be the first of four games between Boston
and Montreal this year. The season
series begins in Canada
at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
The Bruins (6-1-1)
and the Canadiens (6-2-0) are
both off to hot starts in the mini-season. The early success of both teams will
boost the intensity of the game and will ignite a playoff atmosphere at the Bell Centre in Montreal...
Ha! We were trying to think of a way to write the headline so it didn't sound too juvenile and not make a dick joke.
The reason: Take a look at the video at the bottom. In it, you'll see Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price get the "Wind" knocked out of him in warm ups as he blocks a wrist shot from one of his own players.
The problem: He missed and the puck...
The Providence Bruins have taken the pledge.
The P-Bruins became the latest professional sports team to join in the effort to end homophobia in sports, an effort that is being led by the You Can Play Project. The ongoing project, created by Philadelphia Flyers scout Chris Burke (son of former Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke), was built to honor the memory of Chris’ brother...
Bruins trade Tim Thomas rights to the Islanders for a conditional pick. — Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) February 7, 2013 … not sure where the Islanders go from here but the Boston Bruins are officially done with Tim Thomas. In the end it will ultimately be a cap thing for both teams. Will we ever [...]
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 7, that the team has traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional second round pick in 2014 or 2015. Chiarelli will be available to discuss the transaction via conference call at 6:15 p.m. ET today. Call-in details can be found below.Thomas, who captured the Vezina and...
We all knew this day was coming, we just didn't know when. Today is that day. Vezina, Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup Champion Tim Thomas has been traded to the New York Islanders, the Land of Misfit Goalies.
Reports out there are correct: #Isles have acquired G Tim Thomas for a conditional 2nd-rounder in either 2014 or 2015.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February...
I have had enough of watching this ******* Bruins power play. You know, if this was something new to the season, I'd be able to handle something as vile as the Bruins going on a 5-on-4 and not being able to enter the zone, but we're looking at a deficient power play for the past three season. Three-*******-season of a power play that has looked lost, sloppy and uncoordinated...