Habs Take 3-1 Series Lead Over Bruins

Brisebois notches game's only goal; Price pitches shutout
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 15, 2008 10:32 PM CDT
Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) and Bruins left wing Marco Sturm (16) of Germany, right, react as the Montreal Canadiens, left background, celebrate their 1-0 victory.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Patrice Brisebois snapped a scoreless tie late in the second period, rookie Carey Price posted his first playoff shutout and the Montreal Canadiens moved within one game of advancing with a 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. The Canadiens, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, lead the best-of-seven, first-round series 3-1.

They can wrap it up at home Thursday night. The teams played evenly for much of the hard-hitting, fast-paced game until Brisebois scored on a power play with 42 seconds left in the second period. Then Carey continued doing what he had done throughout the series: shut down Boston's mediocre offense.