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.

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