Liveblog: Eastern semifinal Game 7 – Bye-bye Bruins! Canadiens win 3-1, advance to Conference final

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Bring on the Rangers

Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Bell Centre.

Book it.

Carey Price made 29 saves. Between Sochi and the playoffs, he's allowed two goals in five elimination games .. and won them all.

Tuukka Rask was beaten three times on 18 shots.

Dale Weise, Max Pacioretty and Daniel Brière scored for the Canadiens.

A power-play goal by Jarome Iginla made it 2-1 late in the second period, but the Canadiens held the fort.

The President's Trophy winners are toast.

And the Canadiens advance to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since since 2010.

Brière sinks the dagger

daniel Brière, who had played six seconds in the third period, banked one in off Zdeno Chara to make it 3-1.

The Bruins were done.

Good Max, bad Max

Max Pacioretty made it 2-0 as exhausted Boston defenders couldn't get out of their zone after an icing call.

But with the Canadiens cruising late in the period, Pacioretty took an O-zone penalty.

On the subsequent power play, Jarome Iginla redirected Torey Krug's shot past Carey Price. – first goal against him in 103:46.

Shots were 13-8 Boston, 22-14 on the game.

Canadiens will begin the third period on a power play.

Fourth line scores

Dale Weise completed a superb passing play with Daniel Brière and Brandon Prust, barely two minutes into the game.

It was Weise's third goal of the playoffs.

The Bruins began the game sluggishly but ended the first period with pressure, as Carey Price had to make a big stop on Carl Sodergerg.

Boston outshot the Canadiens 9-6.

Win or go home

Game 7.

Need more be said?

OK, maybe a little more:

Carey Price has played four elimination games in 2014 – three at the Sochi Olympics, one in this Eastern Conference semifinal series against Boston.

The Canadiens goaltender has faced 97 shots. He's stopped 96 of them.

The only player to score on Price in a 2014 elimination game is Lauris Darzins.

He doesn't play for Boston.

Price is 1-1 in Game 7s against the Bruins. As a 20-year-old rookie, he posted a 5-0 shutout to eliminate the Bruins at the Bell Centre in 2008. Three years later in Boston, Nathan Horton beat Price 5:43 into Overtime in a 4-3 win that launched the Bruins on their Stanley Cup run.

Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, Henrik Lundqvist stood on his head to send the Penguins packing.

The Canadiens may need similar heroics from Price at the TD Garden.

Epic rant by Chris Nilan

Your pregame laugh

Shakeup in Pittsburgh?

 

2,227 Comments

  1. Subban in Sochi says:

    Based on the steaming pile the ‘Ruins left on the ice they answered the age-old question about ursine bathroom preferences…I guess they didn’t have time to make it to the “woods” due to the Habs’ forecheck.

    The Canadiens displayed 60 minutes of all-in intensity & intellect mixed with just a dash of impudence. Great to see the Canadiens impose THEIR style of play on the Bad Guys.

    A couple days to refocus and then devote attention to win # 9…

    “Cannonading drive!!”

  2. The Jackal says:

    What a beautiful win!
    Thanks Habs!

  3. HABitat4humanity says:

    Habs better win the cup this year especially now that Pit is out.

    No better time than now. Im glad all the bruins will have a long summer to sulk in their wasted president trophy and wasted vezina & norris nominations. PK & Price all day!!! Kudos to Stephan Waite. Best acquisition of this year for sure!

  4. habsfan0 says:

    Kudos to the Habs for a great victory!
    I thought DD deserved a star as he played a whale of a game.

  5. Mr. Biter says:

    Only better outcome would have been if Max had bounced it in off Chara. That would have been Karma.

    Mr. Biter
    No Guts No Glory

  6. Subban in Sochi says:

    I’m still in the Decompression Chamber.

    Before I forget it, though, “Merci, M. Thornton…” Thank you very much for poking the Habs. When it was most needed.

    That 1/2 day’s pay would have paid for a lot of tee times…Maybe you should try water sports-or beach activities. Kick some sand in people’s faces.

    “Cannonading drive!!”

  7. Un Canadien errant says:

    New thread.

  8. Phil C says:

    Wow, three out of the 4 quarter final series’ require(d) 7 games. Hello parity.

  9. TheCanadianDagger says:

    What’s your favorite part:
    A. Lucic choking on the sourest of grapes
    B. Habs back in the conf. finals
    C. Giving the big FU to all the hockey “experts”
    D. Iggy, FORMERLY one of the class of the NHL, losing yet again
    E: The Bruins Losing
    F: Name another….. ___________

  10. JF says:

    What did Lucic say?

  11. Ton says:

    Saw Weise interview……….woh………quite an interesting end to this series……..the hate on continues……….good for Weise……..we certainly decided from game 6 on that we wern’t going to get pushed around and laughed at.

  12. punkster says:

    Did you see Price spraying water on everyone during the celebration inn his crease?

    Awesome moment.

    Release the Subbang!!!

  13. punkster says:

    McLean’s Pub on Peel, with my buds, screaming loud, total madness on St Catherines post game, Hurley’s for a couple of single malt night caps…simply an unforgettable evening.

    I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!

    Release the Subbang!!!

  14. Timo says:

    I am also hoping that Vancouver drunks will give Lucic sh!t at every corner when he goes home this summer. Few more bar fights, few more arrests… maybe some time in a cell with a guy named Big Bobo for Lucic. Good times.

  15. habs-hampton says:

    So, now that the threat is out there, and if Lucic does something stupid next year (ala Bertuzzi), what does the League do?


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