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MTL@BOS: Postgame

Habs stymied by first-place Bruins, drop first game of two-game road trip on Wednesday in Boston

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

BOSTON - The Canadiens opened up their two-game road trip with a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Wednesday.

The Bruins got on the board first, with David Pastrnak opening the scoring at the 6:59 mark of the first.

Though things got a bit testy between the two teams - as is typical for a Montreal-Boston matchup - Pastrnak's tally would be the only one of the opening frame. The Bruins headed to the room up 1-0 on the scoreboard and leading 11-10 in shots.

In the second, Pastrnak got his second of the night - and 40th of the season - to double Boston's lead 4:16 into the frame.

The Canadiens wouldn't wait long to reply to this one, with Marco Scandella getting his second as a Hab - and fifth of the season - just 36 seconds later.

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With Joel Armia in the box for roughing, Pastrnak made it a hat trick with 4:15 left in the second.

After 40, the Bruins were leading 3-1 and were ahead 26-19 in shots.

Boston made it 4-1 in the third when Patrice Bergeron scored an empty-netter with 19.8 seconds left in the game.

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