Round 1, Game 1: Bruins capitalize, lead series

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price covers up the puck in front of Bruins right-wing Michael Ryder during the second period of Game 1 Thursday night. Brian Snyder, Reuters

Preview | Rosters | Tale of the Tape | Play-by-Play | Faceoffs | Game Summary | Event Summary | Boone

PREGAME AUDIO:  • Julien  • Thomas  • Bergeron  • Ryder  • Kostopoulos  • Gorges

POSTGAME AUDIO:  Glen Metropolit  Bob Gainey

• At a Glance: The Canadiens fell behind 2-0 early in Game 1 against the Bruins and it looked like all the predictions about a one-sided affair seemed to be coming true. But the Canadiens didn’t back down and got a goal back before the end of the first period and tied the game 2-2 late in the second period after dominating most of the period. But the Bruins finally took advantage of the Canadiens’ indiscipline in the third period and scored a power-play goal with a little less than nine minutes to play as they went on to win the game 4-2 on Thursday night. Christopher Higgins and Alex Kovalev were the Canadiens that beat Tim Thomas, while Carey Price was beaten by Phil Kessel, David Krejci and Zdeno Chara, while Kessel added an empty-netter with 13 seconds to go.

• Key Moment: Chara scored a power-play goal 11:15 into the third period after Josh Gorges took a dumb penalty in front of his own goal to give the Bruins a lead they would not let slip away.

• What It Means: The Canadiens trail the first-round playoff series against the Bruins 1-0, but they showed some good things in Game 1.

• What’s Next: Game 2 of the first-round playoff series goes Saturday night in Boston, with Games 3 and 4 back in Montreal Monday and Wednesday nights.

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