Monday, April 14, 2008
WE BEAT LE SCUM 2-1!!!
Finally, after over a year of waiting, the Bruins have beaten the Canadiens! With the Sox winning multiple World Series, the C's dominating, and the Patriots nearly being perfect, we have forgotten the simple satisfaction of being an underdog and coming out on top. But the Bruins reminded us of that feeling last night with a 2-1 over-time victory.
Milan Lucic got the Bruins on the board first, and also got the first Boston lead over Montreal of the ENTIRE SEASON.
The first period ended with a scuffle, as Guillaume Iwearadress tried "fighting" Shane Hnidy. It looked more like Guillaume was trying to get lucky more than a fight. But what do you expect from the Canadiens?
Tom Kostopoulos tied it up in the second, and some missed opportunities by the Bruins kept it a 1-1 game through the 3rd. Then came the OT. I was in "The Greatest Bar" in Boston, just a couple of yards from the Garden, and I predicted a Bruins win about halfway through the over-time period. And I was right.
9:25 into over-time, a delayed penalty on Montreal allowed the Bruins to put 6 skaters on the ice. Amidst the confusion, Marc Savard slowly creeped in from the right-wing, across the face-off circle, received a cross-wing pass from Dennis Wideman, and beat Price to win the game.
Tim Thomas had a spectacular effort and made some huge saves down the stretch to keep the game alive.
Milan Lucic had one of his best games of the season, not only with the goal, but also leveling big hits, and forechecking brutally and efficiently.
The series continues Tuesday night in Boston.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa