Hockey Night In Canada Stanley Cup Playoffs 2011

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Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara, left, and left wing Milan Lucic celebrate the game-winning goal by Nathan Horton, centre. The Bruins won 4-3 to win the series.  (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)


For the second time in the series, Nathan Horton finished a game with an overtime goal. In Game 5, Horton ended the night in double overtime when he tapped home the rebound of an Andrew Ference shot.

In Game 7, Horton took a pass from Milan Lucic and winged a slap shot through Carey Price - the puck deflected off traffic and past the Montreal goalie - at 5:43. It was Horton's first shot of the game.
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Lucky No. 8 for Habs or Bruins?

Categories: BOS vs. MTL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens
Carey Price of Montreal, left, and Boston goalie Tim Thomas were in net the last time the franchises contested a Game 7, a contest won easily by the Canadiens in 2008.

Wednesday night will mark the eighth time the Canadiens and Boston Bruins square off in Game 7, with history on Montreal's side

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Bruins await Lucic's fate

Categories: BOS vs. MTL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens' Jaroslav Spacek (6) is tended to by a team doctor after being injured by Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic, right, during second period of Game in Montreal on Tuesday,. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)


At 4:37 of the second period, Milan Lucic flattened Jaroslav Spacek into the glass near the penalty boxes. Lucic was given a boarding major and a game misconduct. Spacek remained down for several minutes, then staggered to the dressing room, leaving spots of blood on the ice.
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Bruins' Lucic could be ready to thrive

Categories: BOS vs. MTL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens
Milan Lucic, seen a practice on Monday, has yet to score for Bostin in the first round series against Montreal. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

The Boston Bruins are 0-26 all-time in playoff series when they've lost the first two games. But after winning the next three games, including two at the Bell Centre, the Bruins could make history tonight with a fourth victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

 

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Chara grateful for Norris nominee

Categories: BOS vs. MTL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens
Defenceman Zdeno Chara, top, scored 14 goals and 30 assists while averaging 25:26 of ice time this season for the Boston Bruins. (Ryan Remoirz/Canadian Press)

The NHL announced that Zdeno Chara is one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy as the league's best all-around defenceman. Shea Weber and Nicklas Lidstrom were the other finalists.

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Canadiens banged up in double OT loss

Categories: BOS vs. MTL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens
Promoted from the fourth line, David Desharnais, left, brought speed and skill to the Canadiens’ second unit with Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta in Game 5. But he was limited to less than 16 minutes of ice time after suffering a knee injury. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

 

The Canadiens not only dropped a 2-1 double overtime heartbreaker to Boston in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final. They also saw David Desharnais and James Wisniewski go down to injuries.

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Thomas saves the day for Bruins

Categories: BOS vs. MTL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens
Boston goalie Tim Thomas helped keep the Bruins in Game 5 with a number of big saves, including a spectacular effort on a 2-on-1. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens would be up 3-2 in the series had Brian Gionta buried a 2-on-1 chance in double overtime, but Tim Thomas made the save of the night with a left-pad kickout.

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Habs looking for secondary help

Categories: BOS vs. MTL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens
Brian Gionta (21) and Scott Gomez (11) seem to be missing in action (or at least from the scoresheet) for the Montreal Canadiens. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Habs have no fear heading into Boston

Categories: BOS vs. MTL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens
Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec, left, knows defenceman Zdeno Chara and the rest of the Bruins will present a stiff challenge Saturday night in Boston. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)
The Boston Bruins tied the series at 2-2 and grabbed the momentum with a 5-4 overtime win in Game 4. Read more »

Bad line change haunts Canadiens

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Boston's Michael Ryder, right, celebrates his winning goal in overtime with teammate Rich Peverley. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)
Prior to Michael Ryder's game-winning overtime goal at 1:59, the Montreal Canadiens made an ill-timed change that gave the Bruins a 3-on-1 rush. Defenceman P.K. Subban had gone off, and Brent Sopel couldn't get on the ice quickly enough to help out Jaroslav Spacek.

Rich Peverley's shot went wide and bounced off the end boards. But Chris Kelly fought off Sopel for the loose puck and found Ryder in front. Read more »