For the first time all the season, the Boston Bruins were able to get a W against the Canadiens and it was a game they couldn’t afford to lose. Another loss would have given Montreal a 3-0 series lead, but the Bruins are right back in the series after their 2-1 overtime victory on Sunday night to narrow the Habs’ lead to 2-1.
Marc Savard scored the winner after the Canadiens had missed several chances and were stoned by Tim Thomas in the Bruins’ net. Milan Lucic scored the first Boston goal and tried to run every member of the Habs, especially Mike Komisarek, through the boards.
The Canadiens will look to get back on track on Tuesday in Game 4.
Here’s a look at what’s being said about Sunday’s game:
• Dave Stubbs: Gonzo in the gahden
• Pat Hickey: Bruins strike back
• The Gazette’s Brenda Branswell: On the bus to Boston with Habs fans
• The Gazette’s Phil Carpenter: Video from the Habs fans on the bus
• Canoe.ca: Journal de Montréal coverage en français
• Cyberpresse.ca: La Presse coverage en français
• Matt Porter, Boston Globe: Canadiens losing steam
• Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe: Delayed gratification
• Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe: Jumping at the chance
• Shinzawa: Thomas’s saves put any sweep dreams to rest
• Steve Conroy, Boston Herald: Savard slays streak
• Conroy: Lucic’s performance on top line first-rate
• Stephen Harris, Boston Herald: One super savvy effort
• Harris: Club’s cautious approach best for Bergeron
• Rich Thomson, Boston Herald: No doubt, Thomas a saviour