Going into the third period, most Bruins fans had to feel the same way as they always do when Boston plays the hated Habs: distraught.
After a bizarre goal, which went off Zach Trotman's chest and past Tuukka Rask in the first period, this looked to be the makings of a typical game for the Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens. The next 47 minutes were all-Montreal, as the dominated the puck heading into the second intermission.
Fortunately, Loui Eriksson (11) scored one of the tougher goals of the season, as he went barreling into Needham native Mike Condon, who had played fantastic up until this point. Check it out:
After that, it was easy sailing for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron(9) and Landon Ferraro(3) scored a goal apiece, and Tuukka Rask played one of his better games of the season, stopping 32 shots.
This is the first time that the Bruins have beat the Canadiens in the last seven regular season meetings, dating all the way back to March 12, 2014. The next time these hated rivals meet will be for the Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium on New Years' Day.
The Bruins are off until Saturday, when they welcome old friend Shawn Thornton and the Florida Panthers to Beantown for an Atlantic Division showdown.
Hmm...I think I forgot something...
Oh now I remember! Montreal is having a huge yard sale. I hear its being sponsored by The German Hammer. Be sure to check it out.
By Pete Packowski