Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins: WOW! What a 2nd Period That Was

February 9th, 2011 by Orly Rios Jr. Leave a reply »

In one word, that was the second period between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, two of the Original Six franchises in the NHL and bitter rivals.

Down 2-0, the Canadiens quickly jumped on the tough and rugged Bruins with a power-play goal by Brian Gionta, then tied the game on a second power-play goal by defenseman P.K. Subban.

Boston responded a little over a minute later when forward Adam McQuaid sent the puck high and glove side over Canadiens goalie Carey Price.

Canadiens forward Yannick Webber tied the game 73 seconds later at three apiece. That lasted a full 31 seconds until Bruins forward Michael Ryder took the puck and deked Price stick side to put the Bruins up 4-3. Fifty-nine seconds after that, Milan Lucic stuffed in a rebound to further the Boston lead to 5-3.

Then the real fireworks started.

After a check behind the net of Carey Price, a full-on pushing and shoving scrap broke. Price got involved, Thomas came out halfway, then when Price got involved again, it was goalie fight time.

Although the goalie fight was anticlimactic, the result of the full line scra ...

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