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Canadiens set to host the Bruins for Game Seven

Apr 21, 2008 - 2:20 PM Boston at Montreal 7:00 pm EDT Eastern Conference quarterfinals Series tied, 3-3

MONTREAL (Ticker) - The Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins have been here before.

For the fourth time in 18 years, the Northeast Division rivals will meet for a Game Seven - this time at the Bell Centre in Montreal in the decisive game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

The eighth-seeded Bruins, who faced a three-games-to-one deficit, used another dominating third period Saturday to extend the series.

Marco Sturm snapped a tie with 2:37 remaining in the third as Boston scored four times in the session to even their best-of-seven series with top-seeded Montreal at three games apiece with a 5-4 triumph in Game Six.

Phil Kessel scored twice and rookies Milan Lucic and Vladimir Sobotka also tallied for the Bruins, who erased three one-goal deficits and scored three times in just over five minutes down the stretch.

"It was a big battle, back and forth," Sturm said. "I'm just glad we won."

Christopher Higgins netted a pair of goals and Tomas Plekanec and defenseman Francis Bouillon each recorded their first of the series for the Canadiens, who are now looking to avoid a monumental collapse to their longtime rivals.

"We have to regroup now," Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau said. "Everyone wants to win in four (games) but that's why you play 82 regular-season games, so you can have the seventh game at home."

The last time the Bruins made the playoffs in 2004, the Canadiens sent them home with a Game Seven win. Current Boston coach Claude Julien was behind the bench for Montreal then as the Canadiens overcame a three-games-to-one deficit.

Boston had defeated Montreal in seven games a decade earlier and also in 1991. This will be the seventh that the Bruins and Canadiens have faced off in a Game Seven, the most such meetings of any two teams in major sports history.






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    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    BOSTON 0 0 0 0
    MONTREAL 1 2 2 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - MIKE KOMISAREK 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, SAKU KOIVU) 3:31
    2ND PRD: MON - MARK STREIT 1 (MAXIM LAPIERRE, ALEXEI KOVALEV) 10:45
    MON - ANDREI KOSTITSYN 2 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN, ROMAN HAMRLIK)
    15:13
    3RD PRD: MON -

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  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL BOSTON 0
    MONTREAL 5
    3RD PRD: MON - SERGEI KOSTITSYN 3 (ANDREI KOSTITSYN, TOMAS PLEKANEC)
    19:52

    Bruins 0, Canadiens 5  3rd - 0:08Apr 21 9:34 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL BOSTON 0
    MONTREAL 4
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) ANDREI KOSTITSYN 3 (PATRICE BRISEBOIS) 17:58

    Bruins 0, Canadiens 4  3rd - 2:02Apr 21 9:30 PM


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    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    BOSTON 0 0 0
    MONTREAL 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - MIKE KOMISAREK 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, SAKU KOIVU) 3:31
    2ND PRD: MON - MARK STREIT 1 (MAXIM LAPIERRE, ALEXEI KOVALEV) 10:45
    MON - ANDREI KOSTITSYN 2 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN, ROMAN HAMRLIK)
    15:13
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    Apr 21 8:41 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL BOSTON 0
    MONTREAL 3
    2ND PRD: MON - ANDREI KOSTITSYN 2 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN, ROMAN HAMRLIK)
    15:13

    Bruins 0, Canadiens 3  2nd - 4:47Apr 21 8:32 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL BOSTON 0
    MONTREAL 2
    2ND PRD: MON - MARK STREIT 1 (MAXIM LAPIERRE, ALEXEI KOVALEV) 10:45

    Bruins 0, Canadiens 2  2nd - 9:15Apr 21 8:20 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 0
    MONTREAL 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - MIKE KOMISAREK 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, SAKU KOIVU) 3:31
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOS 11 11
    MON 7 7
    GOALIES: BOS - TIM T

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  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL BOSTON 0
    MONTREAL 1
    1ST PRD: MON - MIKE KOMISAREK 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, SAKU KOIVU) 3:31

    Bruins 0, Canadiens 1  1st - 16:29Apr 21 7:17 PM
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