Well, that was fugly.
And after battling back to an unlikely 3-3 tie, the home team conceded three unanswered goals in the third period.
The Canadiens went more than 12 minutes before registering their first shot of the game.
The Canadiend dressed four NHL defencemen – five if you count Jarred Tinordi – but the Bruins had a 40-30 shot advantage and kept the puck buzzing around Carey Price, who stopped 19 of 22 shots, and Robert Mayer, who was beaten three times on 18 shots.
The Canadiens outhit the Bruins 38-22, and Douglas Murray blocked six shots.
Jarome Iginla scored twice and had six SoG. No Canadien had more than two shots.
The Bruins scored on four of six power plays. The Canadiens were 2-for-7, including P.K. Subban’s laser during a 5-on-3.
The Canadiens will announce player cuts after the game.
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Shout-out to an excellent broadcaster and a good man: Ted Bird.
My New Brunswick homeboy got the sack at TSN 690, where few of the surviving on-air “talent” are fit to shine the Birdman’s shoes.
Ted is too good to be out of action for long.