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Pacioretty breaks slump with goal, assist, as Habs stay alive with 4-0 win over Bruins

Monday, 05.12.2014 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Pacioretty breaks slump with goal, assist, as Habs stay alive with 4-0 win over Bruins

MONTREAL - Carey Price made 26 saves for the shutout as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4-0 to force Game 7.

Thomas Vanek scored twice while Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, which overwhelmed the Bruins to tie the series at three after losing two in a row.

Eller opened the scoring just 2:11 into the game after the Bruins misplayed the puck and Eller was alone in front of the net to beat a sprawled out Tuukka Rask.

Pacioretty made it 2-0 after scoring on a long stretch pass through Rask's five-hole in the second period.

Before the period was over Vanek banged in another on the power play. Vanek added his second into an empty net late in the third.

Rask finished with 24 saves for the Bruins, who host Game 7 on Wednesday.

Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York