Canadiens Gain Ground In Playoff Run With Win Over Bruins In Matchup Of Original Six

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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Glen Metropolit registered a goal and one assist as Montreal scored four times in the third period to down Boston, 4-1, at TD Garden.

Maxim Lapierre, Mathieu Darche and Benoit Pouliot also tallied for the Canadiens, who had lost three of four before the Olympic break.

Carey Price was strong in net with 23 stops.

Marco Sturm notched the lone score for the Bruins, who had won four straight prior to the hiatus. Tuukka Rask was tagged for all four goals on 32 shots.

Montreal knotted the game at the 2:40 mark of the third period, when Tom Pyatt dished into the slot for Metropolit's redirection.

The Habs went ahead at 7:24, when Rask misplayed a chip-in from Travis Moen and Lapierre swept the rebound home.

Darche gave the Canadiens a two-goal cushion with 2 1/2 minutes left in regulation, with a quick return after Rask kicked aside a Metropolit backhander.

Pouliot hit the clincher into the empty net with 1:27 to play, seconds after Rask was summoned to the bench.

The Bruins picked up the game's first goal on the power play, as Sturm managed to pry the puck from underneath Price and slip it home with 7:49 to play in the first.

Boston came up empty on two second-period man advantages, but Rask made eight saves to keep the margin at one.

Montreal has won four of five meetings over Boston this season...Prior to the game, the Bruins announced that forward Patrice Bergeron is day-to-day with a groin strain suffered while playing for Canada during the Olympics.

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