Did Bruins Finally Find Their Footing vs. Montreal with Late Flurry in Game 2?

May 3rd, 2014 by Steve Macfarlane Leave a reply »

Carey Price was stellar once again. P.K. Subban further established his identity as the most hated man in Boston. Thomas Vanek scored twice one day after telling reporters (via The Boston Globe's Nancy Marrapese-Burrell) that he needed to be better.

The Montreal Canadiens were half a period from taking both games in Boston and heading to home ice with a chance to take a stranglehold advantage with even a split at the Bell Centre next week.

The Boston Bruins had other ideas, however. Flipping that switch they seem to have had all season long in the third period, the Bruins took total control of the contest in a matter of minutes.

A Dougie Hamilton snapshot got them to within one. Patrice Bergeron tied things up three minutes and 21 seconds later. Reilly Smith scored the winner five minutes and 32 seconds after the Hamilton goal and Milan Lucic added an empty-netter for insurance a couple of minutes after that.

The Montreal collapse was complete. The Bruins had stolen a 5-3 victory in Game 2 of their second-round series.

Goaltender Tuukka Rask secured his first career victory on home ice against ...

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