TUESDAY'S NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEWS
May 6, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
BOSTON BRUINS (1-1) AT MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-1), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins used a ferocious third-period comeback to take Game 2 from the Montreal Canadiens and knot the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
The Presidents' Trophy winners will now aim for their first lead of this best- of-seven set when they visit Montreal's Bell Centre for Game 3 on Tuesday.
Facing the prospect of a two-game hole in the conference semis, the Bruins sent everything they could at Carey Price. One shot knuckled into the ice and skipped past the Montreal Canadiens goalie to tie the game. Barely two minutes later, Price couldn't get all the way over to stop Reilly Smith.
Smith scored the go-ahead marker during a four-goal flurry to end the third period as Boston came back to beat Montreal, 5-3, in Game 2 on Saturday after dropping Game 1 in double overtime.
The Bruins rebounded from Thursday's Game 1 loss, when P.K. Subban scored on a Montreal power play 4:17 into the second overtime, and they rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the second meeting with 13 1/2 minutes to play.