Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Sizzling Bruins top Canadiens in shootout

Sizzling Bruins top Canadiens in shootout

And as the ice tilted back in Montreal's favor, it was Rask that once again stood tall in overtime and into the shootout, with 16-straight saves following the Galchenyuk goal, including five in overtime and stops on all but one of the Canadiens' shootout attempts.

Squared up against Claude Julien's average-at-best club for the first time since he was sacked by the B's back in February 2017, Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask kicked a puck into his own net and put his team in an 0-1 hole at the 3:22 mark of the first period. The Bruins have been one of the league's best teams this season and are in the midst of an 8-2 mark in their last 10 games and have won six in a row against divisional foes which has them hot on the heels of the Tampa Bay Lightning for top spot.

A scary scene played out toward the end of the second period in Saturday night's Bruins-Canadiens game in Montreal.

Danault was moving and speaking to the medical staff before he was stretchered off the ice. "The plan is to keep him in hospital and re-evaluate him (on Sunday)".

"There's no doubt it's a special thing because I spent a lot of great years in (Boston) with an organization that treated me extremely well and I'm showing a lot of gratitude towards them for that", Julien said before the game Saturday.


The incident occurred with 1:37 remaining in the second period when Chara fired a 76.5 miles per hour shot from the blue line. "I felt bad obviously that he got hit".

"I wanted to make sure he was OK", said Chara.

He has seven goals and 15 assists in 43 games this season. The Canadiens captain got a third goal in as many games.

DeBrusk was sent in alone by Charlie McAvoy to beat Carey Price with a high shot 2:55 into the second frame. Deslauriers picked up a loose puck at the Boston blue line and beat Rask with a low shot from the slot at 5:45.

Jakub Jerabek swiped at and missed a bouncing puck and Krejci pounced on it and beat Price from close range at 17:42.

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