Game 29: Canadiens celebrate in style

Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a great save on Bruins’ Marco Sturm during the first period on Friday night. Allen McInnis, The Gazette

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• POSTGAME AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Mike Cammalleri | Carey Price | Hal Gill | Josh Gorges | Ryan O’Byrne | Max Pacioretty

PREGAME AUDIO (special thanks to Andie Bennett of Team 990, who supplies this): Jacques Martin | Max Pacioretty | Hal Gill | Josh Gorges | Ryan White | Bruins coach Claude Julien | Michael Ryder | Steve Bégin

• At a Glance: After a ceremony that onty the Canadiens could pull off, one that brought together the greats of the past for one last skate around the rink, the 2009-10 edition of the Canadiens got down to work against the Boston Bruins. And after two straight poor efforts, they could ill afford another one and, thankfully, they came out flying in a 5-1 win over the Bruins. Jaroslav Spacek opened the scoring in the first period with a blast that beat Tim Thomas. The Canadiens exploded for four goals in the second period, with Michael Cammalleri scoring a hat trick and Glen Metropolit tapping in a Hal Gill pass for his sixth goal of the year. Vladimir Sobotka scored the only Boston goal against Carey Price, who was excellent in the Montreal net with 37 saves. Cammalleri has 15 goals on the season, including two hat tricks, and is among the NHL goal-scoring leaders.

• Key Moments:
The Canadiens killed off a two-man disadvantage that lasted a full two minutes early in the second period and Cammalleri potted the first of his goals less than a minute later, opening the floodgates for Montreal.

• What It Means:
The Canadiens snapped a four-game losing streak and improved their record to 13-14-2 on the season. Montreal is 2-0 against the Bruins this season.

• What’s Next: A rare Saturday off for the Canadiens before they welcome the Philadelphia Flyers to the Bell Centre on Monday. Next week, the Habs also play the Senators in Ottawa, face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Montreal and travel to Atlanta to play the Thrashers on Saturday.


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