BOSTON (CBS) – The Bruins withstood an early first period assault Wednesday night in Montreal and were outshot 14-6.
It didn’t matter much, however, as the B’s got their first win in over a year against the rival Habs by the final score of 4-1 – the team’s sixth victory in a row.
“The Bruins are hot as a pistol right now,” Andy Gresh said to open the segment.
In that first period Tuukka Rask really bailed them out. He stopped all 13 shots directed his way, including two breakaway opportunities by Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk. Rask made 35 of 36 saves in the game and earned just his third career victory against the Canadiens.
“For almost 60 minutes I thought the Bruins played pretty damn well,” said Gresh. “In the third period they scored early and that thing was over. The life just got sucked right out of the building.
“Even though Montreal set the pace early they stayed within themselves. It just reminds you that when the Bruins are right, and when they don’t get too emotional playing the Canadiens, they’re better than them.”
After falling in their first two contests back from the Winter Olympic break, the B’s are rounding into form with six consecutive wins, and it’s especially rewarding to see Andrej Meszaros getting acclimated into the system as well – even though he’s still a work in progress.
“We’re far enough now from when Dennis Seidenberg went out with the injury, and they really didn’t go out and address it at the trade deadline. But you look at this Meszaros kid and it seems like he fits. He doesn’t look lost out there. At times, Dougie Hamilton looks lost,” said Scott Zolak.
Listen below for the full discussion: