Canadiens Vs. Bruins, Game 2: Boston And Montreal Both Score In Second Period, Habs Lead 3-1

The Boston Bruins finally scored a goal in the second period of Game 2 in their playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens, but they gave a goal back late and will be going into the third period down by two goals. The Habs lead by a score of 3-1, and Boston have their work cut out for them in the third period.

Boston's goal came with 12:22 remaining in the second period, and their fans will be happy that they were finally able to create something off the rush. Brad Marchand started the move, surging down the wing into the zone. He hit an impressive cross-ice pass for Mark Recchi, who hit a centering pass for Patrice Bergeron. The entire Montreal defense and Carey Price were caught out of position, and Bergeron scored easily to make it 2-1.

Things got a bit chippy with 7:37 remaining in the period, when James Wisniewski got caught for committing a charging penalty. Shane Hnidy took offense and the two fought, resulting in seven minutes of total penalty time for Wisniewski. Rather than wait out his penalty, he decided to take a walk down to the tunnel to the locker room.

Even without Wisniewski, the Habs looked good throughout the end of the period and they created a goal with 2:39 remaining in the period. Yannick Weber, a defenseman in the lineup for forward Andrei Kostitsyn. Once again Johnny Boychuck was at fault, just like the first goal of the game. Boychuck gave the puck away to Lars Eller who chucked it at the net, but Tim Thomas didn't control the rebound. Boychuck made a second mistake, puck watching, and he was beaten to the puck by Weber, who poked it into the back of the net.

For more information on this game, please visit our Bruins site, Stanley Cup of Chowder, and our Canadiens site, Habs Eyes On The Prize

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