|Eastern Conference Semifinals - Best of 7 - Game 3 - Series tied at 1-1|
|19||BOSTON||-140||Ov 5,-120||-140||Ov 5,-115|
|20||MONTREAL||+120||Un 5,+100||+120||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||25-18-0||+1.5||25-18||+1.5||24-10||3.2||31.6||2.5||30.1|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2||4-1||+2||3-1||3.6||38.6||2.2||30.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||89||283||77||82||116||8||20||2860||9.9%||251||56||22.3%||478|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||43||136||34||45||54||3||10||1360||10.0%||123||29||23.6%||226|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||4||2||11||1||3||193||9.3%||16||4||25.0%||31|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||7||22||6||3||12||1||3||247||8.9%||21||6||28.6%||37|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||37||125||33||36||54||2||10||1264||9.9%||114||25||21.9%||206|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||190||46||74||60||10||7||2598||7.3%||292||49||16.8%||313|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||108||24||43||35||6||3||1295||8.3%||132||21||15.9%||179|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||2||5||3||1||0||154||7.1%||23||6||26.1%||20|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||13||2||6||4||1||0||213||6.1%||29||6||20.7%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||81||19||34||24||4||1||1035||7.8%||127||16||12.6%||137|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||25||23||673||622||92.4%||1||17-6||+7.5||17-6-0||+8||13-6|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Road Games)||16||15||459||420||91.5%||0||9-6||-0.5||9-6-0||0||11-3|
|BRENT JOHNSON (vs. Division)||9||8||217||194||89.4%||0||5-3||-0.5||5-3-0||0||7-1|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||2||0||35||33||94.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Road Games)||2||0||35||33||94.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (vs. Division)||1||0||18||17||94.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||2||0||35||33||94.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||65||65||1854||1726||93.1%||5||41-24||+4||41-24-0||+5||23-20|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||28||28||801||737||92.0%||0||16-12||+2.1||16-12-0||+3||13-7|
|TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)||29||29||800||744||93.0%||2||18-11||-0.3||18-11-0||0||9-8|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||131||120||91.6%||0||3-1||+1||3-1-0||+1||3-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (Playoff Games)||7||7||213||200||93.9%||0||5-2||+0.9||5-2-0||+1||3-2|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (All Games)||1||1||35||33||94.3%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||1||1||35||33||94.3%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||25-18-0||-1||25-18||-1||14-22||2.5||29.2||2.2||31.3|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.7||4-1||+3.7||3-0||3.6||31.0||2.8||33.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||88||238||73||69||81||15||16||2529||9.4%||300||54||18.0%||388|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||43||108||27||34||43||4||5||1255||8.6%||146||25||17.1%||182|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||4||7||6||1||0||155||11.6%||20||6||30.0%||30|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||6||23||5||8||8||2||0||199||11.6%||22||6||27.3%||39|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||36||106||37||29||33||7||3||1071||9.9%||128||20||15.6%||176|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||222||55||76||83||8||10||2731||8.1%||302||45||14.9%||371|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||96||19||38||34||5||3||1345||7.1%||142||22||15.5%||162|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||1||2||11||0||1||165||8.5%||10||2||20.0%||25|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||18||2||3||13||0||1||190||9.5%||12||2||16.7%||30|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||94||24||30||36||4||6||1140||8.2%||112||13||11.6%||149|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||24||21||615||559||90.9%||0||10-11||-0.2||10-11-0||+1||5-13|
|PETER BUDAJ (Home Games)||6||4||134||120||89.6%||0||1-3||-2.9||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|PETER BUDAJ (vs. Division)||8||8||243||223||91.8%||0||4-4||+0.4||4-4-0||+1||2-3|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||120||90.9%||0||2-2||+0.7||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|PETER BUDAJ (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||65||65||2017||1866||92.5%||4||39-26||+5.4||39-26-0||+7||26-29|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||39||39||1210||1131||93.5%||4||24-15||+1.9||24-15-0||+2||13-20|
|CAREY PRICE (vs. Division)||27||27||864||796||92.1%||1||18-9||+7.2||18-9-0||+8||13-9|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||137||125||91.2%||0||3-1||+2.7||3-1-0||+3||3-0|
|CAREY PRICE (Playoff Games)||6||6||189||172||91.0%||0||5-1||+4.7||5-1-0||+5||4-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||3||2||93||88||94.6%||0||2-0||+2.7||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (vs. Division)||1||1||29||29||100.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Last 4 Games)||3||2||93||88||94.6%||0||2-0||+2.7||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 3.01, MONTREAL 3.06|
|4/10/2014||at WINNIPEG||1-2||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/12/2014||BUFFALO||4-1||W||0, -400||W||5 ov||P|
|4/13/2014||at NEW JERSEY||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5 ev||P|
|4/18/2014||DETROIT||0-1||L||0, -215||L||5 ev||U|
|4/20/2014||DETROIT||4-1||W||0, -215||W||5 un||P|
|4/22/2014||at DETROIT||3-0||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|4/24/2014||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, -155||W||5 un||P|
|4/26/2014||DETROIT||4-2||W||0, -220||W||5 ov||O|
|5/1/2014||MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, -195||L||5 un||O|
|5/3/2014||MONTREAL||5-3||W||0, -225||W||5 un||O|
|5/6/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|5/8/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/9/2014||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/10/2014||NY ISLANDERS||0-2||L||0, -215||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/12/2014||NY RANGERS||1-0||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||U|
|4/16/2014||at TAMPA BAY||5-4||W||0, -110||W||5 un||O|
|4/18/2014||at TAMPA BAY||4-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ev||P|
|4/20/2014||TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5 ov||P|
|4/22/2014||TAMPA BAY||4-3||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|5/1/2014||at BOSTON||4-3||W||0, +170||W||5 un||O|
|5/3/2014||at BOSTON||3-5||L||0, +185||L||5 un||O|
|5/10/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins were less than two minutes away from forcing a seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals. Now they must wait nearly seven months until the next postseason.
With the core of their team returning, the Bruins should reach the playoffs for the seventh straight season. And they took steps to secure their long-term future by signing center Patrice Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask to eight-year contracts and general manager Peter Chiarelli to a four-year extension.
Last season, the Bruins came close to their second championship in three years. They led Chicago 2-1 in Game 6 then allowed two goals in the last 76 seconds and the Blackhawks won 3-2 to take the Cup.
The Bruins open the season Oct. 3 at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
|MONTREAL: MONTREAL (AP) - As Montreal embarks on a season laced with expectations, most around the NHL are confused by just what this bunch is.
Are the Canadiens the team that won 13 of their first 20 games on their way to the franchise's 22nd division title last season, and first since 2007-08? Or are they the team that lost six of their last 10 regular-season games and were eliminated from the playoffs in five games by the Ottawa Senators?
The talent is certainly still in place, but the trek will be tough. Montreal, in the reconfigured NHL, is in the difficult Atlantic Division with the likes of Boston, Ottawa, Toronto and Detroit. All of those teams made the playoffs last season, and the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.
Montreal opens vs. Toronto on Oct. 1.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (BOSTON-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Updates throughout to add details. With AP Photos.)
*Bruins-Canadiens Preview* ==========================
Boston At Montreal, Game Three, 7:00 p.m. EDT
BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) -- The mind games have started in the Boston-Montreal playoff series.
Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Monday his team will not be thrown off by what he feels is an attempt by the Bruins to plant a seed of doubt in goalie Carey Price's head. He feels the same way about what he thinks is Bruins coach Claude Julien's bid to catch a break from the referees.
Montreal and Boston are tied at one game apiece heading into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
"It's something they've tried in the past," Therrien said. "We all remember in the Stanley Cup final when they talked about (Chicago goalie) Corey Crawford and how he was giving up goals glove side.
"It's a part of their strategy. It's the same thing with Claude's comments, how they had to deal with penalties - which I find they're coming out of pretty well. They're trying to influence the decisions of the officials. These are the Boston Bruins. It's always been like this and it won't change. It doesn't seem to be affecting my players and, as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't affect me."
Bruins defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug have suggested the key to beating Price is to shoot high, particularly when they have traffic in front of the net.
"We've definitely noticed that when he's screened, he's looking low and he gets really low," Hamilton said Sunday. "I think we can score a lot of goals up high."
That drew a shrug from Price.
"I've seen a lot of scouting reports on lots of goalies throughout the league and that's pretty much the scouting report on everybody," he said. "It's the same for (Boston goalie) Tuukka Rask, it's the same for me, it's the same for Ben Bishop, it's the same for Corey Crawford. It's a pretty irrelevant comment, I thought."
Price insists he wasn't doing a little toying of his own with the Bruins' minds when he said they were lucky after Boston's 5-3 win in Game 2. The Bruins erased a 3-1 deficit in the final 9:04 of the third period to even the series.
Two goals beat Price high, although one went off Francis Bouillon's stick and another - the tying goal by Patrice Bergeron - skipped off the ice and shot up under the crossbar.
"A puck that hits nothing and goes top shelf? That's pretty lucky in my opinion," Price said.
But he also said: "They did a pretty good job of getting to the net. They're a very big, battling team and they're experienced. They know what it takes to score goals in the playoffs. We're going to have to do a better job of finding a way to see the puck."
Not just the high shots, he added.
"Like I said, it's a pretty general statement at this time of year," Price said. "If you look at all the goals that are scored throughout the playoffs, probably 30 percent of them are tips and 50 percent of them are screens and the other 10 (percent) are just clean shots."
Price has been solid in the series, allowing seven goals on 85 shots in two games, including several big saves on close-in chances. The Bruins had Montreal hemmed in its zone for long stretches of both games.
Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher said that if the goalie who backstopped Canada to gold at the Winter Olympics in February has a blind spot, he's yet to find it during practices.
"I've been shooting on him for two years now and I've yet to find a weakness, so I don't know if they've (found) one," Gallagher said. "In our minds, he's the best goalie in the world and he shows that every night."
Therrien would not comment on potential lineup changes. Rene Bourque missed practice with the flu, so the lines weren't entirely clear, but it appeared that rugged winger Brandon Prust may be scratched as he skated with the so-far unused George Parros.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 2:44:30 PM EST|