Canadiens Get Big Win Against Bruins

Take advantage of Boston's goalie woes to stop skid
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2007 12:19 AM CST
Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu, center, of Finland, tries to get a rebound in front of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask, right, of Finland, as Glen Metropolit (13) helps out during the first...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Montreal doesn't lose to Boston, at least not through four games this season, after last night's 4-2 victory, CanWest reports. The win halted a three-game losing streak for the Canadiens. The Bruins' bid to counter recent history was certainly not helped by the absence of goalie Tim Tomas, out with a groin injury.

Tomas' replacement, rookie Tuuka Raska, gave up three goals on the first six Montreal shots of regulation. Despite a Bruins comeback in the second, it was his team's inability to keep pressure on Raska that bothered Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau. "...we rattled their goaltender and we only had three shots on him in the second period," he said following the game.