action:article | category:SPORTS0701 | adString:SPORTS0701 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » Hockey » Bruins/NHL

March 12. 2014 10:52PM

Bruins win

Rask, Bruins stone Habs

Bruins forward Carl Soderberg. left, celebrates with Zdeno Chara (33), Andrej Meszaros (41), and Chris Kelly after scoring a goal in Boston’s 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at the Bell Centre. (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports)

Patrice Bergeron scored in his second straight contest to highlight his team’s three-goal second period and Tuukka Rask made 34 saves as the visiting Boston Bruins skated to their season-high sixth consecutive victory, a 4-1 win over the rival Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Milan Lucic reached the 20-goal plateau for the third time in his career and Carl Soderberg also tallied in the pivotal session for the Bruins, who moved to within one point of idle Pittsburgh for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Captain Zdeno Chara scored 23 seconds into the third period and Brad Marchand notched a pair of assists in the victory.

David Desharnais tallied early in the third period, but Montreal failed to muster anything else and has been outscored by a 13-3 margin during its three-game losing skid.

Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi misplayed the puck along his own goal line, allowing Soderberg to flip a shot over the blocker of Peter Budaj (26 saves) to open the scoring 1:33 into the second period. Bergeron converted a 3-on-1 rush eight minutes later before Lucic unleashed a one-timer from the left circle to give Boston a 3-0 lead with 1:28 left in the session.

Entering the contest with a 2-10-2 career mark versus Montreal, Rask avenged being lifted in a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Jan. 30 with a scintillating performance. The Finnish Olympian yielded only Desharnais’ goal in a scrum at the right post early in the third period before closing the door.
Notes: Soderberg has collected two goals and three assists on his four-game point streak. ... Lucic scored 30 goals in the 2010-11 season and netted 26 in the following campaign. ... Montreal failed on all three power-play opportunities and dropped to 1-for-21 in its last six games. ... Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust returned from a seven-game absence due to an upper-body injury and engaged in a fight with Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller in the second period.

 NH Sports Angle Ľ more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

New Hampshireís Sam Fuld traded back to A's

CAA preseason poll puts a target on New Hampshire, coach says

Chowder Potís entertainment halted by bloody baseball rivalry and liquor liability

Heavyweight great 'Gentleman' Gerry Cooney on dramatic career and the hardest comeback of all

NASCAR: Logano interview makes UNH writerís dream come true

Nashua's Fayne moves from Devils to Oilers

Granite State Pro Stock Series to make debut at Lee Speedway


Ex-UNH hockey coach indicted on four charges

Growing up a hazard to golf: Real world claims talent from NHGA

Concord man wins National Javelin Championship at 2014 USA Track & Field Masters Championship

Conway's Locke happy with first half, believes best yet to come for Pirates

Court filing details prosecution's perjury allegations against Aaron Hernandez girlfriend

Is N.H. really home to longest mini golf hole on the planet?

Professional hockey coming to Berlin

van Riemsdyk setting high expectations for pro career

Life changes in an instant: Travis Roy shares story at Frank Monahan Foundation event

Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

Itís show time in Chicago for Dartmouthís Hendricks

State sells Windham golf course site for $3.06M

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus

Matt Bonner and brother bring rock show back to Redhook

GM: Twin State Speedway progressing with revival

Foot golf arrives on Seacoast

New Hampshire's Burns gets more than he could ever ask for


 New Hampshire Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory