Bruins goalie Tim Thomas reacts after Canadiens’ Yannick Weber scored to give Montreal a 3-1 lead during the second period on Saturday night. Elsa, Getty Images
• At a Glance: The Boston Bruins were missing their captain on Saturday night, and the Canadiens took away their will to win with two quick goals en route to a 3-1 win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Just like in Game 1, the Canadiens got out to an early lead when Michael Cammalleri scored only 43 seconds into the game. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas kicked out a James Wisniewski shot right to Cammalleri, who fired it into an open cage. Less than two minutes later, Mathieu Darche made it 2-0 for the Canadiens. This time, Cammalleri did the passing when he held on to the puck at the side of the net and slid it across to Darche, who also had an open net. The Bruins finally solved Carey Price 7:39 into the second period when Patrice Bergeron redirected a Brad Marchand pass with Price moving the other way. But the Canadiens regained their two-goal lead at 17:21 of the period when Yannick Weber gathered the rebound of a Lars Eller shot for his first goal of the postseason. Price finished with 34 saves.
• Key Moments: After the pre-game warmup, the Bruins announced that Zdeno Chara would not play Saturday after being hospitalized overnight Friday to be treated for dehydration.
• What It Means: The Canadiens hold a 2-0 lead over the Bruins heading back to Montreal.
• What’s Next: Game 3 of the series is Monday night in Montreal at 7:30 p.m. and Game 4 is Thursday at 7 p.m. Game 5, if necessary, will be in Boston next Saturday.