All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.
Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.
Fans can tune in at 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.
As the puck dropped on the 33rd playoff series between the Bruins and Canadiens -- by far the most between any two NHL teams -- both teams were poised to build off a tumultuous season series. As expected, Game 1 was decided primarily by the play of the teams’ All-Star goaltenders, Montreal’s Carey Price and Boston’s Tim Thomas.
While Thomas got off to a tough start in Game 1, allowing two goals on 20 Canadiens shots, Price was a stalwart in net for Montreal, stopping 31 shots for his first playoff shutout since 2008. Canadiens captain Brian Gionta scored Montreal’s two goals and Scott Gomez registered assists on both tallies, allowing the Habs to earn a series lead on the road.