Bruins Beat Canadiens, Finally

Boston gets first win in 11 tries against Montreal in '07-'08
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 11:00 PM CDT
Montreal Canadiens right wing Michael Ryder (73) is tripped up as he collides with Boston Bruins left wing P.J. Axelsson (11) in the second period of Game 3 in Boston, Sunday April 13, 2008.    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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(Newser) – Marc Savard came off the bench on a delayed penalty to score with 9:25 gone in overtime Sunday and the Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens for the first time this season, winning 2-1 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Tim Thomas made 27 saves for Boston, stopping several shots at close range in overtime.

Carey Price made 29 saves for the Canadiens, who had beaten the Bruins in all eight games in the regular season and the first two of their best-of-seven playoff series. In fact, the Bruins have led the Canadiens in 2007-08 for a grand total of 17 minutes, 56 seconds in those 10 games. Despite all that, the Bruins can even the series on Tuesday.