Things started getting a bit more physical between these two longtime rivals, as the B’s fourth-line continues to play with that energy and sandpaper grit that has made them so successful this season.
Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell were both escorted to the sin bin at 7:38 of the second period — along with Habs’ Andrei Markov — after a scrummage in-and-around Carey Price’s net. The Bruins killed-off the penalty, but just 0:04 after Thornton left the penalty box, he was questionably called for interference for merely standing behind a back-skating Jaroslav Spacek.
Boston escaped an overturned Montreal goal with about five minutes remaining in the period, as Habs’ center Jeff Halpern kicked the biscuit past Rask.
- Boston outshot Montreal13-10 in the second; out-hit them 10-7; and won 12-of-19 face-off
- Montreal will open the third period on the power play (1:53)
- Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the PK
SHOTS ON GOAL:
Bruins: 8 Thornton (roughing, interference) Campbell (roughing) Chara (interference)
Canadiens: 4 Markov (roughing) Kostitsyn (elbowing)
Bruins: 28-for-48 ( 58%)
Canadiens: 20-for-48 (42%)
Caron–Bergeron / Campbell–Marchand / Wheeler–Recchi / Wheeler–Paille