The Canadiens scored twice with a two man advantage to edge the Boston Bruins 2-1 in the 6th game of their Eastern Conference Quarter final series.  Game seven will be played in Boston  Wednesday night.

Michael Cammalleri scored in the first period when a Dennis Seidenberg slashing penalty followed a Bruins too-many-men on the ice penalty.  Seidenberg tied the game up in the first minute of the second period but four minutes later Milan Lucic was given a five minute major and game misconduct for boarding Jaroslav Spacek and sixteen seconds later, Patrice Bergeron cleared the puck over the glass.  Brian Gionta scored on that power play.  There was no scoring the final thirty-six minutes of the game.  The Bruins outshot the Canadiens 32-29.

Summing It Up –

….The highwire act continues.  Another win for the team in an elimination game.  They did it six times in the first two rounds last year coming from behind 3-1 and 3-2 series deficits.

…..They talk a lot about character on this team.  Again we saw it in bright lights.  The Canadiens played the game without James Wisniewski and David Desharnais and for a while they lost both Lars Eller and Jaroslav Spacek with in-game injuries.  They perservered.  While they didn’t put up Subban-Gill numbers, they did scramble to get the job done with in around fifteen minutes of ice time.

….Twenty seven superb minutes for P.K. Subban.  Does he have a bad game left in him?  He laid it down cross-ice perfectly for Cammalleri’s one-time that gave the Canadiens the 1-0 lead.

….Can we safely say Michael Cammalleri is a “money player”. Two points in this game.  Three goals and six assists in the series’ six games.  In his 25 playoff games for the Canadiens he has 16 goals and 12 assists.

…..This was a game when  all of the”good players” were very good.  Scott Gomez had a terrific game both ends of the ice.  He logged five shots.  Cammalleri also had five.  Gionta six and Plekanec- 4.

….The dark side of that was Andrei Kostitsyn who appeared off his feed for the first two periods.  However he did his job defensively in the third period when the Canadiens attempted, successfully, to shut the Bruins down.

…..Lars Eller gave the Canadiens the best nine minutes of ice time you’ll see.  He appeared to damage his right wrist when  he was jammed against the boards by Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid.  He sat on the bench the next ten minutes, but returned to the game.  He had only two shifts in the second period, but in the third period he was out there on seven shifts.

…..It should be noted that the Canadiens defense limited the Bruins to only two shots on goal through the final ten minutes.  The penalty killers limited Boston to just two shots in 4:35 shorthanded.  They are now 19 for 19 in the series penalty killing.  The Canadiens power play is 4 for 23.

….The Canadiens, as we’ve found over the last two season, are very comfortable playing this kind of game.  We know the percentages when a team scores the first goal.  They’ll have to do for the second time in 24 hours in Boston Wednesday.

The Goalscorers – Canadiens –  Cammalleri (3rd) PPG (Subban-Plekanec); Gionta (3rd) PPG (Gomez-Cammalleri).     Boston – Seidenberg (1) (Kelly-Peverley)

Shots on Goal – Boston –   10-11-11 = 32    Canadiens   11-10-6  = 27

The Three Stars –  First – Michael Cammalleri (1 goal, 1 assist – 5 shots)   Second – Carey Price (stopped 31 of 32).  Third – Brian Gionta (1 goal – 6 shots)

The Corsi/Fenwick Numbers –

 

 Shots directed at net while a player was on the ice at even strength, excluding empty net situations

Game Number Team Player Number Goals Saved shots Missed Shots Fenwick+/- Blocked Shots Corsi+/-
30136 MTL 6 – D – SPACEK, JAROSLAV 0 1 8 9 3 4 -3 4 7 -6
30136 MTL 11 – C – GOMEZ, SCOTT 0 0 7 7 5 3 2 4 7 -1
30136 MTL 13 – L – CAMMALLERI, MICHAEL 0 1 6 11 4 7 -9 4 12 -17
30136 MTL 14 – C – PLEKANEC, TOMAS 0 1 4 9 2 6 -10 4 7 -13
30136 MTL 15 – C – HALPERN, JEFF 0 0 7 9 1 3 -4 1 3 -6
30136 MTL 21 – R – GIONTA, BRIAN 0 0 7 8 6 2 3 7 8 2
30136 MTL 22 – D – MARA, PAUL 0 0 1 12 3 2 -10 4 5 -11
30136 MTL 31 – G – PRICE, CAREY 0 1 16 27 9 13 -16 12 21 -25
30136 MTL 32 – L – MOEN, TRAVIS 0 0 5 8 0 4 -7 0 6 -13
30136 MTL 44 – D – HAMRLIK, ROMAN 0 1 8 12 5 7 -7 4 13 -16
30136 MTL 46 – L – KOSTITSYN, ANDREI 0 0 4 5 2 5 -4 3 5 -6
30136 MTL 52 – L – DARCHE, MATHIEU 0 0 2 3 3 1 1 5 3 3
30136 MTL 53 – C – WHITE, RYAN 0 0 0 4 0 2 -6 1 1 -6
30136 MTL 55 – D – SOPEL, BRENT 0 0 2 11 2 1 -8 6 4 -6
30136 MTL 68 – D – WEBER, YANNICK 0 0 0 2 0 1 -3 1 1 -3
30136 MTL 75 – D – GILL, HAL 0 0 7 6 2 6 -3 4 6 -5
30136 MTL 76 – D – SUBBAN, P.K. 0 0 6 5 3 7 -3 2 8 -9
30136 MTL 81 – C – ELLER, LARS 0 0 3 6 2 1 -2 3 3 -2
30136 MTL 94 – C – PYATT, TOM 0 0 2 6 1 2 -5 2 4 -7

 

Game Number Team Player Goals Saved shots Missed Shots Fenwick+/- Blocked Shots Corsi+/-
30136 BOS 11 – C – CAMPBELL, GREGORY 0 0 3 0 3 0 6 2 3 5
30136 BOS 12 – D – KABERLE, TOMAS 1 0 8 6 4 2 5 4 5 4
30136 BOS 17 – L – LUCIC, MILAN 0 0 2 4 1 3 -4 5 2 -1
30136 BOS 18 – R – HORTON, NATHAN 0 0 6 5 7 2 6 9 3 12
30136 BOS 20 – L – PAILLE, DANIEL 0 0 4 1 8 0 11 3 3 11
30136 BOS 21 – D – FERENCE, ANDREW 0 0 7 5 3 4 1 9 2 8
30136 BOS 23 – C – KELLY, CHRIS 1 0 10 5 0 3 3 5 5 3
30136 BOS 28 – R – RECCHI, MARK 0 0 10 5 2 3 4 7 2 9
30136 BOS 30 – G – THOMAS, TIM 1 0 27 16 13 9 16 21 12 25
30136 BOS 33 – D – CHARA, ZDENO 0 0 11 6 6 2 9 8 7 10
30136 BOS 37 – C – BERGERON, PATRICE 0 0 11 5 3 1 8 7 2 13
30136 BOS 44 – D – SEIDENBERG, DENNIS 1 0 13 6 7 3 12 10 5 17
30136 BOS 46 – C – KREJCI, DAVID 0 0 5 6 7 3 3 7 5 5
30136 BOS 49 – C – PEVERLEY, RICH 1 0 9 5 1 5 1 3 4 0
30136 BOS 54 – D – MCQUAID, ADAM 0 0 8 5 3 2 4 6 1 9
30136 BOS 55 – D – BOYCHUK, JOHNNY 0 0 7 5 3 5 0 5 4 1
30136 BOS 63 – C – MARCHAND, BRAD 0 0 10 6 3 1 6 8 2 12
30136 BOS 73 – R – RYDER, MICHAEL 0 0 9 4 1 4 2 5 4 3