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Canadiens 4, Bruins 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Canadiens 4, Bruins 1
Boston Bruins 1, Montréal Canadiens 4

MONTREAL (AP) - Lars Eller scored twice in the first, Carey Price made 30 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

A hit on Montreal's Max Pacioretty by Boston captain Zdeno Chara late in the second left the Canadiens' left wing motionless when he was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

Chara was given an interference major and a game misconduct with 15.8 seconds left in the period for the hit, which sent Pacioretty flying headfirst into the glass partition at the end of the Bruins' bench. A Canadiens spokesman said Pacioretty was conscious and moving his extremities when he was taken to hospital for precautions.

Brian Gionta scored his 24th goal in the second and James Wisniewski added a power-play goal for Montreal, playing its first game after a 3-0 road trip.

Milan Lucic scored his 29th goal 13:21 into the third to spoil Price's bid for a second shutout in three games.

Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots for Boston, which had claimed 15 of 16 points in its previous eight games, a run that began with a 6-0 road trip.

Eller gave Montreal a 1-0 lead 8:21 in with his sixth of the season. Travis Moen got his second straight assist when Eller beat Rask for his seventh of the season at 17:37.

Gionta made it a 3-0. The Montreal captain drove the net and got off a shot that trickled through Rask. The Boston goalie knocked the puck back towards the goal line twice while Chara tried to keep it out and referee Eric Furlatt pointed to the net to signal the goal.

Wisniewski drove a slap shot past Rask for a power-play goal at 15:09.

Price stopped Brad Marchand on a penalty shot 4:08 into the third.

Pacioretty was given a lengthy standing ovation when he was named the game's third star in voting conducted by the team's fans.

Canadiens right wing Ryan White got 17 minutes in penalties 3:11 for instigating a fight with Johnny Boychuk after the Bruins' defenseman attempted to knocked down Montreal's P.K. Subban with an open-ice hit.

NOTES: Price is tied with Boston's Tim Thomas for second in shutouts this season with seven. Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers leads the NHL with nine. ... C Tom Pyatt and Ds Alexandre Picard and Yannick Weber did not dress for Montreal.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:21
MTL
Lars Eller (6) Backhand shot - ASST: Travis Moen (9), Paul Mara (2)
1 - 0 MTL
17:37
MTL
Lars Eller (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Travis Moen (10), Andrei Kostitsyn (22)
2 - 0 MTL
2nd Period
07:15
MTL
PPG - Brian Gionta (24) Wrist shot - ASST: Scott Gomez (26), Tomas Plekanec (32)
3 - 0 MTL
15:09
MTL
PPG - James Wisniewski (8) Slapshot - ASST: Mike Cammalleri (21), David Desharnais (9)
4 - 0 MTL
3rd Period
13:21
BOS
Milan Lucic (29) Wrist shot - ASST: David Krejci (41)
4 - 1 MTL
penalty summary
1st Period
03:11
BOS
Johnny Boychuk  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan White
03:11
MTL
Ryan White  Fighting (maj) against  Johnny Boychuk
03:11
MTL
Ryan White  Instigator against  Johnny Boychuk
03:11
MTL
Ryan White  Misconduct (10 min)
05:51
BOS
Tyler Seguin  Tripping against  Roman Hamrlik
2nd Period
00:55
MTL
Tomas Plekanec  Kneeing against  Milan Lucic
06:41
BOS
Chris Kelly  Hooking against  Paul Mara
09:26
MTL
Roman Hamrlik  Tripping against  Mark Recchi
11:34
MTL
Max Pacioretty  Too many men/ice - bench
14:31
BOS
Johnny Boychuk  Tripping against  Max Pacioretty
19:44
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Interference (maj) against  Max Pacioretty
19:44
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Game misconduct against  Max Pacioretty
3rd Period
17:34
BOS
Milan Lucic  Roughing against  Benoit Pouliot
goalie stats
Tuukka Rask
SA: 26TOI: 59:47
Saves: 22EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .846SH: 1 - 1
Carey Price
Carey Price
32-21-6
SA: 31TOI: 59:47
Saves: 30EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .968SH: 4 - 4