Bruins-Canadiens: First Win of the Second Century

December 9th, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
** This game review is published out-of-order due to a recent technical problem at Bleacher Report.  The issue has now been resolved. **

Montreal 5 Boston 1 (Bell Centre)

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The current members of the Canadiens were presented with a seemingly impossible task. After starting the week with two of the worst outings of the year, they had to take the ice tonight following in the skate marks of a group of living legends.

Expectations couldn't have been higher. But the Habs of the new century did not disappoint. In fact, they were the ones who elicited the loudest cheers of the evening in the Bell Centre.

Despite the score, the Bruins were certainly not pushovers. They are well-coached and pursue the puck aggressively in all zones. Boston outshot Montreal 38-to-29.

But the Canadiens played inspired hockey. The top three lines each made major contributions and the defense played their hearts out, blocking shots and being physical.

There were a number of superb performances tonight but it was Carey Price who stood above the rest. Price was exceptional particularly when the Canadiens ...

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