Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bruins vs Canadiens game 7 summary


Game summary video of Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins in Game 7, on May 14, 2014.
Carey Price leads Montreal to Game 7 win over Bruins
Without Carey Price the Montreal Canadiens wouldn't have been in the playoffs and wouldn't have gone this far in the playoffs so far, as Montreal won Game 7 tonight by a 3-1 final score, knocking the Bruins out of the playoffs. After the game, Montreal players complained to the media, saying that in the handshake line after the game, Bruins Milan Lucic said some not so kind words to them. Montreal players then went on and on about how they got no respect from the Bruins or from anyone. Crying to the media doesn't earn you respect. Diving, flopping and embellishing doesn't earn you respect. Good luck next round you'll need it as Carey Price's back is sore. The Bruins will now head to the off-season and management will have to take a look at the roster and try to better it under the tight cap they're already at.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens Dale "media attention whore" Weise scored, making it 1-0 Montreal.

In the second period, Canadiens Max "I finally woke up in this series" Pacioretty scored, making it 2-0 Montreal. Later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 5th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Canadiens Daniel Brière got credit for a power-play goal as the puck went off Zdeno Chara's skate, making it 3-1 Montreal.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 15 saves on 18 shots. Rask finished the playoffs with a 7-5-1 record with a 1.99 GAA and a .928 save percentage.

The Bruins led the game in shots 30-18, faceoff wins 42-29 and blocked shots 15-14. Both teams had 35 hits each. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Playoffs notes
Brad Marchand had 0 goals in 12 games, along with 18 PIMs. David Krejci had 0 goals and was a -3 in 12 games. Matt Bartkowski had 10 PIMs in 8 games.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Bruins vs Canadiens game 6 summary


Game summary video of Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens in Game 6, on May 12, 2014.
Canadiens shutout Bruins 4-0 in Game 6, force a Game 7 on Wednesday
The Bruins didn't bring it in Game 6 and couldn't capitalize on the chances they had as the Montreal Canadiens put up four goals to force a Game 7 on Wednesday at 7pm ET in Boston.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens Lars Eller scored, making it 1-0 Canadiens.

In the second period, Canadiens Max Pacioretty scored, making it 2-0 Canadiens. Less than three minutes later, Canadiens Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal, making it 3-0 Canadiens.

In the third period, Canadiens Thomas Vanek scored, an empty-net goal, making it 4-0 Canadiens. Near the end of the game, first there was Canadiens David Desharnais slewfooting Bruins Brad Marchand. Then a little later, Canadiens Andrei "expert throw-my-head-back" Markov trips up Bruins Zdeno Chara and then puts his stick between Chara's legs in the not so nice area (see image below or GIF here), and then rough stuff started breaking out. Of course Desharnais and Markov probably won't be fined or suspended, because they're doing it against Boston. Nothing new here. Can't forget those "classy" Montreal fans, throwing trash at Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara.


Watch Andrei Markov as he earns 10 stars for his diving after taking an Iginla glove to the face. This is hilarious.
GIF: Lucic & Iginla go after Weaver on Twitpic

Watch Markov go down like he got shot. What an embarassment. What a joke. How can you call yourself a man and do something like that? Markov, you're a joke and a disgrace to all hockey players and to the sport of hockey. Please retire and don't come back, no one is going to miss your diving faking behind. How do you live with yourself?
GIF: Iggy punches Markov, who does his best to sell it on Twitpic

After the game
Here's a quote from Bruins coach Claude Julien on the rough stuff near the end of the game.
All I said was that we're perceived as the bad guys and they're the good guys. When Markov trips Chara and then he puts his stick between his legs and nothing's going to be called, eventually somebody's going to react. So whether it's right or wrong, Zdeno reacted and then everything else started. And there was a slewfoot before - Deshamais on Marchand. It's a slewfoot. Those are things that we keep talking about that are dangerous in our game.

It's a rivalry and there's some things going on both sides. I'm not portraying ourselves as innocent here, I'm just saying it takes two teams to tangle and that's what happened.
Source: @michaelFhurley on Twitter

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 24 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 7-4-1 with a 1.90 GAA and a .933 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 1-for-4. The Canadiens led the game in shots 28-26, hits 39-34, faceoff wins 32-29 and blocked shots 20-17.

Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 6 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 6 hits and 7 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The series is now tied 3-3 and Game 7 will be on Wednesday at 7pm ET in Boston.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bruins vs Canadiens game 5 summary


Game summary video of Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins in Game 5, on May 10, 2014.
Bruins beat Canadiens 4-2 in Game 5 and frustrate P.K. Subban
The Bruins had a 3-0 lead early in the second period as Montreal tried to comeback but couldn't do much as Tukka Rask and the Bruins came away with a 4-2 win. The Bruins also managed to frustrate Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban by taking away his space, hitting him every chance they got and even spraying a little water his way to get him off his game which led him to complain to the refs, which isn't new anyways. Game 6 is on Monday in Montreal at 7:30pm ET.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, which was also his 1st career NHL playoff goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. Only 22 seconds later, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Canadiens Brendan "embellisher extraordinaire" Gallagher scored a power-play goal, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, making it 4-1 Bruins. Later, Canadiens P.K. "I got squirted! Call the cops!" Subban scored a power-play goal, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 31 shots. Rask is now 7-3-1 with a 1.70 GAA and a .940 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in hits 39-29, faceoff wins 36-31 and blocked shots 18-16. The Canadiens led the game in shots 31-30. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 2-for-5.

Carl Soderberg had 1 goal and 2 assists. Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 4 shots each. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 7 hits. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the series 3-2 and Game 6 is on Monday in Montreal at 7:30pm ET. The Bruins are 9 wins away from another Stanley Cup.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bruins vs Canadiens game 4 summary


Game summary video of Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens in Game 4, on May 8, 2014.
Bruins win game 4 in overtime to tie series 2-2
Bruins Matt Fraser playing in his first ever NHL playoff game became the Game 4 hero as he scored the game winner in overtime to tie the series 2-2. Tuukka Rask and Carey Price both played great and made some game-saving saves for their teams. Game 5 will be on Saturday at 7pm ET in Boston.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In overtime, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, winning the game 1-0.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 33 shots he faced. Rask is now 6-3-1 with a 1.67 GAA and a .941 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-33 and hits 40-32. The Canadiens led the game in faceoff wins 38-36 and blocked shots 20-12. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 0-for-1.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 6 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The series is now tied 2-2. Game 5 is on Saturday at 7pm ET in Boston.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

NESN's Behind the B: episode 14 video

Here is episode 14 of Behind the B where it focuses on: Bruins players and management have a group dinner before the playoffs start; Bruins players at practice with Zdeno Chara mic'd up and leading the way; Game 1 vs the Detroit Red Wings with Johnny Boychuk mic'd up; Bruins practice for Game 2, Game 2 vs the Detroit Red Wings with Gregory Campbell mic'd up; Johan Franzen pinches and whacks Campbell and Campbell doesn't like it and lets him know; Game 3 vs the Detroit Red Wings with Torey Krug mic'd up; Daniel Paille mic'd up in practice; Game 4 vs the Detroit Red Wings with Patrice Bergeron mic'd up; and Game 5 vs the Detroit Red Wings with Loui Eriksson mic'd up.


Previous episodes

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bruins vs Canadiens game 3 summary


Game summary video of Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens in Game 3, on May 6, 2014.
Montreal beats Bruins 4-2 to take a 2-1 series lead
The Bruins struggled once again in the first period, getting down two goals, and tried to claw their way back into the game but couldn't tie it up late. Montreal now leads the series 2-1 and game 4 is on Thursday at 7:30pm ET.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens Tomas Plekanec scored, making it 1-0 Canadiens. Later, Canadiens P.K. Subban scored on a breakaway after getting out of the penalty box, making it 2-0 Canadiens.

In the second period, Canadiens Dale Weise scored on a breakaway, making it 3-0 Canadiens. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, making it 3-1.

In the third period, Bruins Jarome Iginla scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, making it 3-2. Canadiens Lars Eller scored an empty-net goal to put the game away 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 22 saves on 25 shots. Rask is now 5-3-1 with a 1.87 GAA and a .933 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in shots 28-26. The Canadiens led the game in hits 36-31 and blocked shots 29-20. Both teams had 38 faceoff wins. Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 6 shots. Shawn Thornton led the Bruins with 5 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Canadiens now lead the series 2-1. Game 4 is on Thursday at 7:30pm ET in Montreal.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bruins vs Canadiens game 2 summary


Game summary video of Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins in Game 2, on May 3, 2014.
Bruins make strong third period comeback to beat Habs 5-3 and tie series 1-1
The Bruins fell behind 3-1 to the Montreal Canadiens in the third period, but the best third period team this year would live up to that title as they came back scoring three consecutive goals to get a 4-3 lead and add an empty-net goal late to put the game away for sure. It's a whole new series now as we head to Montreal for game 3 on Tuesday.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Canadiens Mike Weaver scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Canadiens Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Canadiens.

In the third period, Canadiens Thomas Vanek scored another power-play goal, making it 3-1 Canadiens. Later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, making it 3-2. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, tying the game 3-3. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, making it 4-3 Bruins. With 1:06 left in the game, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, an empty-net goal, making it 5-3 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 5-2-1 with a 1.71 GAA and a .939 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-28, hits 34-31 and faceoff wins 37-31. The Canadiens led the game in blocked shots 17-14. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 2-for-6.

Zdeno Chara was a +5. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 7 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The series is now tied 1-1 and game 3 will be on Tuesday in Montreal at 7:00pm ET.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bruins vs Canadiens game 1 summary


Game summary video of Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins in Game 1, on May 1, 2014.
Canadiens beat Bruins in overtime with power-play goal
The Bruins outplayed the Canadiens for most of game 1 but they couldn't finish some great opportunities they had. Those missed opportunities and bad penalties by Matt Bartkowski cost the Bruins game 1 as Montreal scored a power-play goal in the second overtime to win game 1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Canadiens P.K. Subban scored a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Montreal.

In the second period, Canadiens Rene Bourque scored, making it 2-0 Montreal.

In the third period, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, making it 2-1. Less than four minutes later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2. Later, Canadiens Francis Bouillon scored, making it 3-2 Montreal. Later, Bruins Johnny Boychuk scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 3-3.

In the first overtime, no scoring happened.

In the second overtime, Canadiens P.K. Subban scored a power-play goal, winning the game 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 29 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 4-2-1 with a 1.52 GAA and a .946 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in shots 51-33, hits 56-45 and faceoff wins 51-37. The Canadiens led the game in blocked shots 30-14. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Canadiens went 2-for-3.

Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 6 shots. Johnny Boychuk and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 7 hits each. Zdeno Chara, Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug and Johnny Boychuk all led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Onto the next one
The Montreal Canadiens now lead the series 1-0. Game 2 is on Saturday at 12:30pm ET in Boston.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bruins vs Canadiens playoffs schedule

The schedule for the Bruins vs Canadiens second-round matchup is listed below.

Game 1: Canadiens @ Bruins
Date: Thursday, May 1st
Time: 7:30pm ET
TV: NBCSN, CBC, RDS

Game 2: Canadiens @ Bruins
Date: Saturday, May 3rd
Time: 12:30pm ET
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Game 3: Bruins @ Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, May 6th
Time: 7:00pm ET
TV: NBCSN, CBC, RDS

Game 4: Bruins @ Canadiens
Date: Thursday, May 8th
Time: 7:30pm ET
TV: NBCSN, CBC, RDS

Game 5: Canadiens @ Bruins (if necessary)
Date: Saturday, May 10th
Time: TBD
TV: CBC, RDS

Game 6: Bruins @ Canadiens (if necessary)
Date: Monday, May 12th
Time: TBD
TV: CBC, RDS

Game 7: Canadiens @ Bruins (if necessary)
Date: Wednesday, May 14th
Time: TBD
TV: CBC, RDS