The Montreal rewrote the NHL history books tonight — becoming the first No. 8 seed to come back from a 3-1 defecit and taking out the No. 1 seed in the best-of-seven series. The Habs defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 in a thriller at the Verizon Center and became the 22nd team in NHL history to come back down 3-1 to win 4-3. And in doing so, they gave their longtime rivals from Boston, MA, the best possible semifinals matchup.
The Bruins will host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in Games 1 & 2 at the TD Garden to kick-off the Eastern Conference semi’s.
Center Jeff Carter (1 PPG and 1 assist against the Bruins this season) is out for the remainder of the playoffs after undergoing successful foot surgery. Left-winger Simon Gagne may hit the ice on Friday, but won’t be back before Game 3.
Bruins vs. Flyers regular season stats: Bruins were 2-1-1 in four contests in the regular season versus the Flyers with a 11-9 scoring edge.
Rask: 1-0-1, 67 saves on 71 shots, .944 save-percentage