BOS
49-29-4
MTL
31-35-16
SO
34 SOG
29 SOG

Bruins 4, Canadiens 3, SO

Associated Press | Wednesday, 02.15.2012 / 10:52 PM

MONTREAL (AP) - Tyler Seguin's shootout goal gave Boston a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night after the Bruins squandered a two-goal lead in the third period.

Seguin hesitated as he drove in on Carey Price before firing a shot past the goalie. David Krejci sent a shot off the post on Boston's first attempt.

Tim Thomas stopped Rene Bourque, Max Pacioretty and Lars Eller for his 24th win. He made 26 saves during regulation and overtime.

Andrew Ference, Benoit Pouliot and Patrice Bergeron scored for Boston, which began a six-game trip - its longest of the season - on a winning note following a 2-4 skid.

Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole scored in the third for Montreal. Mathieu Darche had tied it 1-1 with a short-handed goal early in the second.

Price stopped 31 shots for Montreal, which had a four-game winning streak snapped on Monday with a 5-3 loss to Carolina.

Pacioretty scored his team-leading 24th goal 3:34 into the third to draw the Canadiens within 3-2. Cole tied it with his 22nd goal at 11:12, deking around Thomas and beating him with a backhand.

Bruins center Brad Marchand put a shot off the crossbar 2:41 into overtime.

Pouliot restored Boston's lead at 2-1 with his ninth goal 5:07 into the second. The former Montreal left wing stick-handled past defenseman Chris Campoli to gain the slot before firing a shot past Price.

Bergeron scored his 17th goal on a power play 14:33 into the second to put Boston up 3-1. The tally came with 6 seconds left in a penalty to Cole, the second of two straight goalie interference calls against Montreal that gave the Bruins a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:12.

Ference scored his fifth goal 17:09 in. The defenseman beat Price with a shot from the top of right circle after Marchand intercepted the puck from defenseman Hal Gill along the boards behind the Canadiens' net.

Darche tied it with a short-handed goal 1:39 into the second, driving the net to direct P.K. Subban's centering pass inside the left post.

NOTES: Montreal RW Ryan White held Bruins D Adam McQuaid's jersey in his hand before tossing it onto the ice at the end of their spirited fight 14:15 into the first. ... Pacioretty was also called for goaltender interference in the first. ... The Canadiens are one win short of their 3,200th, dating to the franchise's days in the National Hockey Association.

---with edits by BostonBruins.com

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
BOS ()
MTL ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
17:09BOS Andrew Ference (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Marchand (21) 1 - 0 BOS
2nd Period
01:39MTL SHG - Mathieu Darche (5) Tip-in - ASST: P.K. Subban (20) 1 - 1 Tie
05:07BOS Benoit Pouliot (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Kelly (12), Rich Peverley (29) 2 - 1 BOS
14:33BOS PPG - Patrice Bergeron (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Seguin (25), Zdeno Chara (24) 3 - 1 BOS
3rd Period
03:34MTL Max Pacioretty (24) Wrist shot - ASST: David Desharnais (31), Erik Cole (22) 3 - 2 BOS
11:12MTL Erik Cole (22) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1MTLRene Bourque - Save
2BOSDavid Krejci - Missed
3MTLMax Pacioretty - Save
4BOSTyler Seguin - Goal
5MTLLars Eller - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDMontréal CanadiensBoston Bruins
1Rene Bourque
David Krejci
2Max Pacioretty
Tyler Seguin
3Lars Eller
Three Stars of the Game
Tyler Seguin
1st
Tyler Seguin
C
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 20:42
Erik Cole
2nd
Erik Cole
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 5
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 19:46
Patrice Bergeron
3rd
Patrice Bergeron
C
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 23:23
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:11BOS Dennis Seidenberg  Cross checking against  Scott Gomez
14:15BOS Adam McQuaid  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan White
14:15MTL Ryan White  Fighting (maj) against  Adam McQuaid
15:16BOS Dennis Seidenberg  Tripping against  Erik Cole
15:43MTL Max Pacioretty  Interference on goalkeeper against  Tim Thomas
17:59MTL Lars Eller  Hi stick - double minor against  David Krejci
2nd Period
05:27MTL Andrei Kostitsyn  Interference against  Chris Kelly
11:52BOS Daniel Paille  Interference on goalkeeper against  Carey Price
11:52MTL Louis Leblanc  Interference on goalkeeper against  Tim Thomas
12:39MTL Erik Cole  Interference on goalkeeper against  Tim Thomas
20:00BOS Brad Marchand  Clipping against  Alexei Emelin
3rd Period
05:00BOS Johnny Boychuk  Interference against  Max Pacioretty
18:37MTL Tomas Plekanec  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodBOSMTL
1st125
2nd1311
3rd210
OT73
Total3429
Team Stats
CategoryBOSMTL
Power Plays1/60/4
Hits1627
Faceoff Wins2929
Giveaways612
Takeaways38
Blocked Shots2317
Penalty Minutes1519
  • BOSTON
  • MONTREAL
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
11G. CampbellC0000010:12
14J. CorvoD0012020:27
17M. LucicL00-10018:39
19T. SeguinC01-14020:42
20D. PailleL0000211:21
21A. FerenceD1026017:29
22S. ThorntonL000107:16
23C. KellyC0103014:49
33Z. CharaD01-32028:03
37P. BergeronC1005023:23
38J. CaronR00-1009:50
44D. SeidenbergD0003430:02
46D. KrejciC00-12018:30
49R. PeverleyC0101013:07
54A. McQuaidD0011513:42
55J. BoychukD00-23219:19
63B. MarchandL0100219:54
67B. PouliotL10-11013:22
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30T. Thomas2629.89765:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
11S. GomezC0002012:34
14T. PlekanecC00-15224:37
17C. CampoliD00-12010:51
22T. KaberleD0000013:45
26J. GorgesD0011024:34
27R. BourqueR00-11021:23
46A. KostitsynL0003213:00
51D. DesharnaisC0121021:59
52M. DarcheL10-13019:41
53R. WhiteC000159:09
61R. DiazD0002018:07
67M. PaciorettyL1023219:46
71L. LeblancC000229:41
72E. ColeL1123219:46
74A. EmelinD0010018:18
75H. GillD00-10018:11
76P. SubbanD0120025:23
81L. EllerC000045:48
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31C. Price3134.91264:33