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Friday, October 17, 2008

Game 3: Bruins lose in a shootout to the Habs 4-3, are 1-1-1

It is nice to see that the Bruins are resilient, but next time, we should play the full 60 minutes and get an easy two points. The Bruins played very well, yet a few collapses in the first period led to a huge lead for Montreal. The Bruins never gave up, and with some help from a terrible Montreal goalie, were able to tie up the game. As usual though, we blew it in the shootout and lost to Montreal again.

Everything was going great in the first period. During their very first shift, Shawn Thornton and Georges Laraque threw down. It was hard to tell who won. Laraque threw more punches but it looked as if Thornton connected more times.

All hell broke loose late in the period. On a MTL power play, Ward let a puck get by him. That puck went to Kovalev who scored. Just a little later, Saku Koivu put in a rebound to make the game 2-0 Habs. A minute later, on a Bruins power play, every Bruin on the ice let the team down, including Tim Thomas, and the Habs scored a shorthanded goal.

The Bruins got one back in the second period. A long rebound squirted towards the blue line where David Krejci skated up and blasted the puck home.

Midway through the third period, with Thomas playing like a champ, the Bruins reduced the deficit to one on a 5 on 3 power play. Zdeno Chara's shot hit off Carey Price and went right to Marc Savard, who shot the puck into the net. Marc Savard's shooting has been very nice to watch so far this season.

With TT on the bench and under a minute left to play, Michael Ryder dumped the puck behind the Montreal net. Now we here in Boston know how bad Carey Price is, but it must have been a shock to everyone in Quebec when Carey price skated behind the net to retrieve the puck. The puck bounced off the boards right in front of the net. Marc Savard easily knocked the puck in and the game was tied.

After a pretty boring and conservative overtime, Kessel, Bergeron, and Ryder attempted shots for the Bruins in the shootout. Kessel missed, and Bergeron & Ryder both sent the puck right to Price. Meanwhile, Alex Tanguay got one by Thomas and the Habs won.

The Bruins fight until the whistle blows, that's for sure.


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