Another win versus the Bruins.
The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins once again this season. This time, a convincing 8-2 victory was in store for the fans gathered at the Bell centre. Montreal has now won the last nine meetings with the Bruins.
The line changes performed by head coach Guy Carbonneau gave very good results. The Habs dominated the game from start to finish. It took only 14 seconds to score the first goal of the evening.
Michael Ryder scored his eight goal of the season during the first period while Tom Kostopoulos scored twice and was named the first star of the game. Andrei Kostitsyn, Mike Komisarek and Bryan Smolinski also scored for Montreal. The four offensive lines rearranged by Guy Carbonneau gave very good results, now we will wait and see if they fall back to a slump once again.
Boston’s goaltenders Alex Auld and Tim Thomas could do nothing to stop Montreal from scoring at will. The Bruins have lost six straight games versus the Habs this season. If we consider that Boston has lost a total of 19 games in regulation this far this season, Montreal represents nearly 33% of Boston’s losses.
The Canadiens will play the New-Jersey Devils on thursday evening. This is the team’s last game before the All-Star game break.
(Picture: The Montreal Canadiens, Getty images.)