Bring on the Rangers
Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Bell Centre.
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
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.