P.K. wins it
4:15 into the second overtime period, P.K. Subban scores on a power play to win the series opener.
It was Subban's second PP goal of a crazy game dominated by the home team.
The Canadiens – who blew 2-0 and 3-2 leads – also got goals from Rene Bourque and FrancisBouillon.
Reilly Smith, Torey Krug and Jonny Boychuk scored for Boston.
The Bruins had a 51-33 shot advantage
Price is Halaking Boston
The Bruins had a 14-6 shot advantage in the first overtime period.
The Canadiens will begin the second OT on a power play.
Bruins come back
The home team got early goals from Reilly Smith and Torey Krug to tie the game at 2-2.
Francis Bouillon, of all people, scored to restore the Canadiens lead, but Jonny Boychuk tied it up with less than two minutes left.
Boston outshot the Canadiens 14-6 in the period, 36-23 on the game.
Bruins have won the last four OT playoff games against the Canadiens.
Rene Bourque scored his fourth goal of the playoffs to double the Canadiens' lead.
There were tense moments while Josh Gorges was in the penalty box.
Carey Price made keys stops, and Dougie Hamilton hit the post.
Thomas vanek has been bumped off the DD line in favour of Dale Weise.
Shots were 9-7 Boston.
P.K. Subban's power-play goal was the first of the series.
Carey Price made a spectacular save on Torey Krug to preserve the lead.
Price was also sharp on Gregory Campbell, Riley Smith and Jarome Iginla.
Boston had a 13-10 show advantage.
The long wait is over
Idle since April 22, the Canadiens are back in action on May Day.
The greatest playoff rivalry in North American pro sports resumes at the TD Garden in Boston.
The Canadiens and Bruins have hooked up in some postseason classics down the years.
The general trend of the rivalry is exemplified by the image of Don Cherry standing on the Boston bench as jeers rain down from Canadiens fans at the old Forum.
My esteemed Gazette colleague Dave Stubbs cites these stats on postseason play between the bitter rivals: 170 playoff games, of which the Canadiens have won 102. The Canadiens have won 24 of 33 playoff series. scoring 511 goals and surrendering 420.
The most recent meeting was the opening round of the 2011 playoffs. The Bruins, who would go on to win the Cup, needed overtime in a seventh game to get past the Canadiens, who won the first two games of the series in Boston.
The Canadiens won three of four regular-season games against Boston.
But so did Detroit.
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