SOG: 1 | +/-: 1
WASHINGTON -- Benoit Pouliot was in street clothes, shuffling between the press box and the visiting team's dressing room at Boston's TD Garden. His teammates at the time were living the childhood dream -- skating in overtime of Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Playoff game.
Pouliot can't recall the details of how the game finished -- he just remembers hearing and feeling TD Garden erupt. Nathan Horton beat Carey Price at 5:43 of the first overtime, as the Boston Bruins advanced to the 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals and the Montreal Canadiens returned home for the summer.
Pouliot was a healthy scratch that night for Montreal, for the fourth straight Stanley Cup Playoff game. Days later he would pack his Canadiens gear one final time, slated to become an unrestricted free agent two months later. The Bruins, meanwhile, went on to win the Stanley Cup.