BOSTON — The Bruins had their fare share of chances with 18 shots on Carey Price in the second period, but the Canadiens goalie stopped them all and they head into the second intermission — despite only getting six shots in the middle stanza — with a 1-0 lead. Price cut down the angles well forcing the B’s to settle for fewer quality scoring chances.
The Habs will have 1:11 of power play time carried over to start the third.
- Although Tomas Kaberle was brought in to be that coveted puck moving defenseman, the ex-Leaf will need to shoot the puck every once in awhile. While his shot isn’t the best in the world, Kaberle can still help the team by firing a few pucks towards Price and perhaps the B’s could get some second and third chances. So far, Kaberle has zero shots on goal.
- While the top line of Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Nathan Horton had a little better second period than the first, the trio has only one shot on goal combined. Horton played with an edge during the middle 20 minutes and that could pay dividends if it carries over to the third.
- The Bruins’ vest power play came during the abbreviated chance to start the second. They had two shots in 49 seconds. They are 0-for-3 on the man-advantage, while the Habs are currently 0-for-2.
- During the regular season, the Habs were 32-6-6 when scoring the first goal. The Bruins were 16-19-5 when giving up the first goal.
- The Habs were 30-1-5 in the regular season when leading after two, while the Bruins had a 5-16-5 record when trailing after 40 minutes.