The Boston Bruins dropped the ball on Thursday night when they fumbled away a great chance to take Game 1 in double overtime but were beaten to the punch by P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens. Such an opportunity was not missed on Saturday afternoon although the finer details of the situation where different.
Nevermind the details, the Bruins grabbed a convincing 4-3 win over the Habs to tie this series up as it heads back to Montreal for Game 3.
The details shouldn’t be ignored though as the comeback the Bruins stitched together is the kind of surge that inspires teams to go on Stanley cup runs. Down 3-1 in the third period, Boston scored three goals in less than six minutes to take a 4-3 lead that stuck through to the end of the game and even grew by one.
Daniel Paille actually scored the first goal of the game in the first period to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead but the Habs picked up a goal from Mike Weaver and two goals from Thomas Vanek to get a 3-1 lead. But Dougie Hamilton, Patrice Bergeron, Reilly Smith and Milan Lucic all scored in the third period to give the Bruins a 5-3 win.
The series now heads back to Montreal tied 1-1 and as we’ve seen through the first two games, things are only getting started.