Man oh man. While I’m obviously not happy with the outcome, this was a great game to watch. Boston is jumping out with some real determination, Tim Thomas and Carey Price have been solid (for the most part) and the Habs got a couple of sweet goals from previously dormant Chris Higgins. But we lost!
Chris Higgins scored his first of the game in the opening period to give the Habs a 1-0 lead. The goal was Higgs’ first of the playoffs and things were looking promising. Phil Kessel scored a nice goal in the second to tie only to have Tomas Plekanec retake the lead for Montreal six minutes later.
Enter the third period. Sobotka tied it up 2-2 for the Bruins, Boullion gave us a 3-2 lead and than the Bruins got consecutive goals from Milan Lucic and Phil Kessel to take a 4-3 lead with 4:15 left. Chris Higgins grabbed his second of the game 11 seconds later to tie it 4-4 but a series of bad plays by Markov and Kovalev gave the Bruins a last ditch effort and it paid off; Marco Sturm scored the game winning goal only a couple of minutes later.
GAME NOTES: This is the first time that the Bruins have ever forced a game seven after being down 3-1 in a series and they’ve never won such a series in their history. The Habs have also never lost a series they’ve lead 3-1. Monday is a big day – Habs fans prepare yourselves!