After a slow start that saw the Bruins take the game to the Canadiens, Montreal was able to bounce back and score the game’s only goal to grab a 3-1 series lead.
Patrice Brisebois, the only member of the team to have won Montreal’s last Stanley Cup in 1993, scored the winner with a blistering slap shot near the end of the second period. It was Brisebois’s third postseason point this year, tying him for the team lead with Bryan Smolinski and Tom Kostopoulos.
Rookie Carey Price was outstanding as he earned his first NHL postseason shutout, making several superb saves when tested by the Bruins.
Here’s a look at what’s being said about Tuesday’s game:
• Dave Stubbs: Price brilliant against Boston
• Stubbs: Scars are badges of honour for Kostopoulos
• Pat Hickey: Price puts Bruins on brink
• Hickey: Habs’ Price is ‘in the zone’
• Hickey: Coach Carbo plays cards close to vest
• The Gazette: Mohawks straddle fence on hockey rivalry
• The Gazette’s Max Harrold:Not everyone is on the bandwagon
• The Gazette’s Jason Magder: Granny’s dream game is day to day
• Canoe.ca: Journal de Montréal coverage en français
• Cyberpresse.ca: La Presse coverage en français
• Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe: Zero hour
• Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe: Bury chances, or bury yourselves
• Shinzawa: Grind of the playoffs doesn’t suit Kessel’s style
• Barbara Matson, Boston Globe: Rookie Price playing, acting like a veteran
• Matt Porter, Boston Globe: Thomas not quite gifted enough
• Steve Conroy, Boston Herald: No goals in sight
• Conroy: Scoring touch eludes frustrated Muzz
• Stephen Harris, Boston Herald: Bruins paying the Price
• Steve Buckley, Boston Herald: These B’s giving an ‘A’ effort
• Buckley: Look of a winner