Shots on Goal: Canadiens drop Bruins, 3-1
Dale Weise and Max Pacioretty combined for two goals and Carey Price stopped 34 shots as the Montreal Canadiens skated to a 3-1 victory Sunday night in Boston.
Montreal sweeps the season series 4-0 for the first time since 2007-08 when they were 7-0.
The Habs went up 1-0 just 38 seconds into the second period when Weise entered the zone on the right and sent a behind the net pass to Pacioretty on the left half-wall. Pacioretty fired a one-timer past Tuukka Rask that deflected off the right post onto Weise’s stick for an easy deposit into the net.
Pacioretty extended the lead to 2-0 with his 24th goal of the season 0:56 into the third frame. A miscue in the Bruins offensive zone when Bruins’ defensemen Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton collided led to the score. Weise collected the puck and sent it up to a streaking Pacioretty for a breakaway goal through Rask’s five-hole.
The quiet Garden crowd finally came to life when rookie David Pasternak netted his fifth of the season late in the third period. The initial call was no goal, but after further review it was overturned. The score ended Price’s shutout streak against Boston at 159.25.
Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov closed out the scoring with an empty-netter with 30 seconds remaining.
The win for Price ties him for fourth on the Canadiens’ all-time list with Bill Durnan at 208 wins.