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Postgame Reaction: Game 6 @ MTL

by Hannah Becker / Boston Bruins
BOSTON – The “if necessary” Game 7 became necessary tonight when the Boston Bruins fell to the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in Game 6 at the Bell Centre Tuesday night.

Boston Bruins center Rich Peverley (49) is stopped by Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during third period of game six NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Montreal. Montreal won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
The Canadiens got out to an early lead when Montreal forward Mike Cammalleri netted his fourth goal of the series on the five-on-three power play midway through the first period. The Bruins were initially whistled for too many men on the ice and just four seconds later defenseman Dennis Seidenberg headed to the box for slashing.

The Bruins quickly got back in the game just 48 seconds into the second period when Dennis Seidenberg netted the four-on-four goal.

“We just tried to create some confusion on their part. I got the puck behind the net and just wrapped around and scored,” Seidenberg said of his goal.

But it was Boston College product Brian Gionta who put Montreal back on top with the Canadiens second five-on-three goal of the game.

Bruins left wing Milan Lucic received a 10-minute game misconduct in addition to a five-minute boarding penalty for checking Montreal’s Jaroslav Spacek into the half boards. Boston center Patrice Bergeron then received two minutes for delay of game to give Montreal another two-man advantage.

“We feel like we played a decent game five on five but special teams obviously we lost the game in that category,” said Seidenberg.

Boston spent a large portion of the second period on the penalty kill and weren’t able to maintain any significant offensive pressure.

“We needed up going in the penalty box obviously twice. Putting two men down and then we got some flow and we got another penalty. You have stay out of the box,” Zdeno Chara said.

The two teams opened up the third period with end-to-end play. The Bruins sustained offensive pressure throughout much of the first portion of the final frame but weren’t able to capitalize on the rebounds Montreal goaltender Carey Price gave up.

The Bruins had sustained pressure in Montreal’s zone for the final segment of the game, but came up empty.

Game 7 is set for Wednesday night in TD Garden.

“It’s all about tomorrow, it’s a game seven,” Chara said.

“We have to get ready for that.”
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