Bruins Rout Canadiens 5-1

Boston avoids elimination with win
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2008 9:22 PM CDT
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price lets in a goal by Boston Bruins' Phil Kessel during the second period of their Game 5 first-round playoff series game in Montreal tonight.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
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(Newser) – The Boston Bruins worked hard to get a break and Carey Price gave a big one right to them. Glen Metropolit scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period after Price caused a reckless turnover and Boston went on to beat the Canadiens 5-1 tonight to avoid elimination in their first-round series. Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots for the Bruins.

Zdeno Chara scored Boston's second power-play goal of the game to increase the lead to 3-1. Marco Sturm scored a short-handed goal when he drove a slap shot past Price into the top right corner, while Vladimir Sobotka added an unassisted effort. Game 6 is Saturday night in Boston. The Bruins trail the Canadiens this series, 3-2.