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Brisebois leads Canadiens over Bruins

Oct 2, 2008 - 2:19 AM MONTREAL (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens scored power-play goals on their first two shots of the second period en route to a 3-1 preseason victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Defenseman Patrice Brisebois scored a goal and set up another as the Canadiens improved to 6-2-0 this preseason.

Montreal carried a 5-on-3 advantage into the second period, and Alexei Kovalev wasted little time capitalizing, driving a 38-foot slap shot past goaltender Manny Fernandez just 26 seconds into the session to snap a scoreless tie.

Brisebois assisted on Kovalev's goal and added his own 42 seconds later, burying a wrist shot for a two-goal cushion. Guillaume Latendresse netted a man-advantage tally with 8:35 to go in the period to make it 3-0.

The Canadiens finished 3-for-6 on the power play.

Montreal's Jaroslav Halak, entering his second NHL season after being selected in the ninth round of the 2003 draft, stopped 33 of 34 shots. Fernandez posted 25 saves for Boston.

The Bruins finally got on the board 8:29 into the third period, as defenseman Zdeno Chara scored on a wrister from close range. The 6-9 captain was making his preseason debut.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 0 1 1
    MONTREAL 0 3 0 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 1 (PATRICE BRISEBOIS) 0:26
    MON - (PP) PATRICE BRISEBOIS 1 (YANNICK WEBER, ANDREI
    KOSTITSYN) 1:08
    MON - (PP) GUILLAUME LATENDRESSE 1 (CHRIS HIGGINS, PATRICE
    BRISEBOIS) 11:25
    3R

    Oct 1 9:55 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    MONTREAL 3
    3RD PRD: BOS - (PP) ZDENO CHARA 1 (P.J. AXELSSON, MARC SAVARD) 8:29

    Bruins 1, Canadiens 3  3rd - 11:31Oct 1 9:36 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 0 0
    MONTREAL 0 3 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 1 (PATRICE BRISEBOIS) 0:26
    MON - (PP) PATRICE BRISEBOIS 1 (YANNICK WEBER, ANDREI
    KOSTITSYN) 1:08
    MON - (PP) GUILLAUME LATENDRESSE 1 (CHRIS HIGGINS, ALEX
    TANGUAY)

    Oct 1 9:03 PM


  • NHL
    BOSTON 0
    MONTREAL 3
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) GUILLAUME LATENDRESSE 1 (CHRIS HIGGINS, ALEX
    TANGUAY) 11:25

    Bruins 0, Canadiens 3  2nd - 8:35Oct 1 8:49 PM
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    Bruins 0, Canadiens 2  2nd - 12:00Oct 1 8:42 PM


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    BOSTON 0
    MONTREAL 2
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) PATRICE BRISEBOIS 1 (YANNICK WEBER, ANDREI
    KOSTITSYN) 1:08

    Bruins 0, Canadiens 2  2nd - 18:52Oct 1 8:36 PM


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    BOSTON 0
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 1 (PATRICE BRISEBOIS) 0:26 (TWO-MAN
    ADVANTAGE)

    Bruins 0, Canadiens 1  2nd - 19:34Oct 1 8:34 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 0
    MONTREAL 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOS 7 7
    MON 11 11
    GOALIES: BOS - MANNY FERNANDEZ
    MON - JAROSLAV HALAK

    Oct 1 8:13 PM
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