Montreal puts away Boston

May 15, 2014

Montreal puts away Boston

Even as the Montreal Canadiens swept through the opening round of the playoffs — their first postseason series victory in four years — they knew that a more difficult challenge was next. The Boston Bruins. Their Original Six rival. The defending Eastern Conference champions ...

Habs deliver clutch victory

May 13, 2014

Habs deliver clutch victory

Old rivals Montreal and Boston are going to another Game 7. The Canadiens kept up a strong pace and produced their best effort of the playoffs and Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist and Carey Price made 26 saves in a 4-0 ...

Bruins push Habs to brink

May 11, 2014

Bruins push Habs to brink

It took the Boston Bruins five years to score a power-play goal in the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens. They needed only 32 seconds to do it again. Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored on back-to-back advantages to help the Bruins snap an 0-for-39 ...

Bruins down Canadiens in OT to tie series 2-2

May 9, 2014

Bruins down Canadiens in OT to tie series 2-2

Matt Fraser fantasized about a night like this as a kid in Red Deer, Alberta. Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up Wednesday from Providence of the American Hockey League, the 23-year-old Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston ...

Subban, Habs down Bruins

May 7, 2014

Subban, Habs down Bruins

P.K. Subban has picked the right time to go on an offensive tear. The 2013 Norris Trophy winner had his third straight two-point game with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens held off the Boston Bruins for a 4-2 victory Tuesday ...

Goal barrage powers Bruins

May 4, 2014

Goal barrage powers Bruins

The Boston Bruins rallied from two goals down to avoid another two-game deficit against the archrival Montreal Canadiens. Reilly Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 3:32 left and Boston scored four times in eight minutes to beat the Canadiens 5-3 on Saturday and even ...

Bruins, mayor condemn slurs

May 3, 2014

Bruins, mayor condemn slurs

The Boston Bruins and Mayor Marty Walsh condemned racist slurs about P.K. Subban that hit social media after the Montreal defenseman scored in the second overtime of their playoff game Thursday night. Bruins president Cam Neely issued a statement Friday calling the tweets “racist” ...

Habs' Subban scores winning goal in 20T

May 2, 2014

Habs' Subban scores winning goal in 20T

Twice the Montreal Canadiens took the lead in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the rival Bruins. Twice they allowed Boston to tie it. Heading into the locker room after a lackluster third period cost them a chance at a regulation victory, ...

Bruins finish off Red Wings

Apr 27, 2014

Bruins finish off Red Wings

The regular season wasn’t much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. Tuukka Rask made 31 saves Saturday, and the defending Eastern Conference champions eliminated the Red Wings with a 4-2 victory ...

Bruins top Red Wings to even series

Apr 21, 2014

Bruins top Red Wings to even series

Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and ...

Datsyuk goal seals Game 1

Apr 19, 2014

Datsyuk goal seals Game 1

The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got the upper hand with a 1-0 win in ...

Devils win in Brodeur's likely final appearance

Apr 14, 2014

Devils win in Brodeur's likely final appearance

Standing on the podium after what might have been his final game of his record-setting, 20-year career with the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur’s eyes welled with tears when he was asked to explain his emotions. Just 15 minutes earlier, after a season-ending 3-2 ...