I’m not even sure I want to recap this game! Alex Kovalev scored a very nice goal in the first period to give the Habs the edge in a game that they appeared destined to win as they outworked the Bruins in most areas through the first 20 minutes.
Boston got a tying goal in the second period from fresh Phil Kessel on the powerplay; Kessel has been a healthy scratch throughout the series for the Bruins. Things were looking quite equal in the third until Carey Price, after making a nice glove stop, attempted to throw the puck to Maxim Lapierre instead of holding on for a faceoff. Glen Metropolit snuck up behind Price and tucked the puck in the net to take a 2-1 lead. Zdeno Chara made it a two-goal lead only 2 minutes later and Marco Sturm blasted a high slapshot past Price ten minutes after that. The Bruins rounded out their scoring Sobotka threw a bad angle dump towards Price that appeared to go right through his glove.
GAME NOTES: Price chatted a bit about the game and was very clear in saying that he would be well-ready for game six. Coaching staff and teammates all took equal responsibility for the late breakdown. We’ll take ’em out on Saturday!