Definitely not the high point of this season. Those damn Canadiens fans packed TD Banknorth Garden with their hideous red jerseys like they always do. Once again, the Bruins were able to send those damn Habs fans back over the border with a smile. That's 0-5-0 against Montreal so far. the Bruins have one more home game (in March) and two on the road against the Habs. But this means once again, the Bruins lost the season series. So far the Bruins have good records against Toronto and Buffalo, but are 0-2-1 against Ottawa and 0-5 vs. Montreal. You take one win from Ottawa and two from Montreal and the Bruins are in second place in the division.
Anyway, the game was still fun. The Bruins did not play very well at all, and the referees did not help. A lot of bad penalty calls and bad penalties committed by the Bruins left the very talented Montreal power play on the ice for much of the first period. On the power play int he middle of the first, good passing led to a juicy rebound put in by Plekanec. Under a minute later, a snap shot by Lapierre trickled by Tim Thomas. TT should have had it, and I didn't think the goal should have counted because a Hab knocked the goal off. It counted, however, and the Bruins were down 2-0 at the break.
In the middle of the second period, Montreal once again capitalized on a power play. Kovalev's snap shot went over the shoulder of Thomas. The MOntreal power play was doing very well, but this goal should have been saved. The Bruins answered this one though a minute later. Aaron Ward's long drive went in. It may have hit off Axelsson or a Habs defenseman, it was hard to see. After two the score was 3-1. A minute into the third period, Milan Lucic put the Bruins within one when his shot from the side went in. His shot hit off the post and Huet before entering the net. It still counts no matter how it goes in. The Bruins comeback ended there. Dandenault, in the middle of the third, beat Stuart to the puck on a dump and got the puck by Thomas. Dandenault struck again late in the third when his one-timer sealed the win for Montreal.
Next Habs game is January 22nd in Montreal, I'm sure the Bruins want to disapoint 20,000 Quebecois.