10-0 or 9-1 will still get the Bruins into the playoffs, but I can't see any other scenario doing it for the Bruins. Last night was huge! The Bruins needed to beat the Canadiens and they didn't. Though they can get their revenge tomorrow night, last night was brutal. Montreal just looked more skilled than Boston did. The effort was even for both sides, but Montreal's defensive plays, and Montreal's shoits and scoring opportunities were much better. It truly was a 1-0 blowout. The heroics of Tim Thomas were all that let this game be close. The closest the Bruins got to scoring was a long shot that hit off the post in the third period. That's it. Meanwhile Montreal had numerous breakaways and open net shots that luckily didn't go in.
The Habs lone goal was scored late in the second period when Latendresse beat Aaron Ward and shot a wrist shot past Thomas. During the game, everyone knew that goal was going to happen. For the five minutes prior to the goal, Montreal was loading on the shots on Thomas. Timmy had some fantastic saves, but he is human.
As I said before, the Bruins can have their revenge tomorrow at the garden against the Canadiens.