Updated with link to Pat Hickey’s story in the Montreal Gazette.
Tomas Plekanec lead the Canadiens offence with a hat trick and Christopher Higgins scored his first goal of the preseason as the Habs held off a late charge by the Boston Bruins to win 4-3 in Halifax on Sunday. Two of Plekanec’s goals came on the power play, which has struggled so far this preseason. Higgins also added an assist and Bryan Smolinski has two assists.
Chuck Kobasew and Glen Murray scored the first two Boston goals, and Phil Kessel made this close with only nine seconds remaining with a quick goal off the draw with the Boston net empty.
Jaroslav Halak played the entire game for the Canadiens, while Manny Fernandez was in the nets for the Bruins.
The Canadiens will return home right after the game and some cuts could come as early as tonight. The Habs will not practice tomorrow, holding meetings instead. Training camp moves to Mont Tremblant for three days until the next preseason game on Thursday night.