Canadiens vs Bruins third period thread

Bruce Bennett

An ugly, ugly period finds the Bruins up 3-1 and mothers everywhere feeling let down.

So what we can conclude is that the Canadiens hate mothers.

Going forward in this game, I'd like to see something that encourages me that the Habs can put forth a decent effort in Game 6. And just as I typed that Gallagher and Plekanec team up on a goal. Being down by 2 going into the third is a lot better than being down by 3. But being down by 1 is even better. Math is fun.

Therrien made some bad lineup decisions. I don't know if Briere would have messed up that penalty kill faceoff the same way Prust did, but I do know that Prust didn't have much business being out there. He has not been playing like a guy who is 100% and he's been lacklustre on the penalty kill. Sending him back out is tempting fate and bit Therrien. So yeah, Therrien made some bad choicss, but where would the Canadiens be if Pacioretty and Vanek were producing? The Canadiens' top line has not been the Canadiens' best line in either this series or the TB series. Is that entirely Therrien's fault?

Soderberg, I curse thy name.

SCORING SUMMARY
1ST PERIOD
13:20 BOS Carl Soderberg (1) Snap shot - ASST: Loui Eriksson (3), Matt Bartkowski (1) 1 - 0 BOS
2ND PERIOD
01:04 BOS PPG - Reilly Smith (4) Tip-in - ASST: Dougie Hamilton (5), Carl Soderberg (4) 2 - 0 BOS
01:36 BOS PPG - Jarome Iginla (4) Snap shot - ASST: Torey Krug (7), Zdeno Chara (2) 3 - 0 BOS
14:39 MTL PPG - Brendan Gallagher (4) Tip-in - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (4), Andrei Markov (3) 3 - 1 BOS
PENALTY SUMMARY
1ST PERIOD
04:00 MTL Max Pacioretty Hooking  - 2 min against  Matt Bartkowski
06:12 BOS Matt Bartkowski Holding  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
06:12 BOS Brad Marchand Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
06:12 MTL Brendan Gallagher Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Brad Marchand
07:58 MTL Tomas Plekanec Interference  - 2 min against  Daniel Paille
14:46 BOS Dougie Hamilton Interference  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
17:00 BOS Matt Fraser Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
19:43 MTL Tomas Plekanec Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Tuukka Rask
2ND PERIOD
01:30 MTL Tomas Plekanec Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Johnny Boychuk
13:01 BOS Brad Marchand Holding  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
SHOTS BY PERIOD
PERIOD MTL BOS
1st 9 8
2nd 11 13
Total 20 21
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