Montreal-Boston: Max Pacioretty’s Overtime Winner Caps Comeback

January 9th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
It's amazing how quickly things can turn around in the world of NHL hockey.

After going 2-8 to end the month of December, the Habs were a team on the slide that looked destined to slip right out of the playoff race.

Now, some 10 odd days later, the Canadiens are suddenly winners of three out of their last four games. They did so by stealing victory from the clutches of the Boston Bruins in the dying minutes of yesterday's pivotal matchup between division rivals.

The teams lived up to their reputations as defensive stalwarts, shutting down the middle of the ice and limiting each other to shots from the outside in the early going.

Both teams play a similar style that relies on counter-attacking off their opponents' mistakes, and each time there was even a minor error by either side, there was a scoring chance the other way. While both teams played a tight defensive game in the first, the Canadiens started making sloppy plays and turnovers in the second.

This allowed the Bruins to open the scoring on a sweet tic-tac-toe play between Brad Marchard, Blake Wheeler and Patrice Bergeron. The play was setup by Bergeron as he crush ...

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