Habs blow lead vs Bruins
A second-period goal by PK Subban failed to stand the test of time as the Boston Bruins came back to beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 at the Bell Centre.
The Habs outshot and outplayed the Bruins by a wide margin in the opening period, but Tukka Rask was equal to the task in goal, and would be the difference on this night.
The goal by Subban, his first of the season, came on the power play: a shot from well out that deflected off a Boston stick at 10:53 of the second period.
However, the Bruins would get the equalizer 14 seconds into period number three: Tyler Seguin with his second of the season. And they would get the winner less than two minutes later: David Kreji with his 3rd of the year to seal the deal at 2:05.
As effective as the Habs were in the first period in terms of territorial play, the Bruins turned the tables for the most part in periods two and three: outshooting the Habs 11-5 in the second; and 8-5 in the third.
"As a team we need to be better through 60 minutes," said Subban.
"To give up two quick goals in the first two and a half minutes of the third period definitely takes away the momentum," said Captain Brian Gionta when this one was over. "We just quit doing what we were doing in the first period."
It was a quick getaway for Gionta and the rest of the Canadiens: flying out to Buffalo immediately after this one was over for a date with the Sabres.
"We got to get on a plane here and go there and forget about this one and try tomorrow night," said Gionta.