Bruins pull past Habs, 4-3

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Bruins pull past Habs, 4-3

MONTREAL The Bruins looked like they were once again riding their win onelose one carousel with a thumping, nasty effort against the rival Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

But the desperate Habs were scrapping for their very playoff lives and throwing everything in their might at the Bs, and that was ultimately good enough to push things to a 4-3 shootout win for the Black and Gold.

Tyler Seguin once again won it with a stick-side wrister that completely froze Carey Price in his tracks.

It ultimately gave the Bruins their needed win to keep the .500 alternating decisions going for 15 straight games, and it kept a glimmer of hope alive for the Habs.

The Bs never trailed in the game after Andrew Ference slammed home a point blast through traffic with less than three minutes to go in a competitive first period.

The physical checking and wild haymakers thrown by Adam McQuaid and Ryan White followed as did an answering score from Mathieu Darche during a Bs defensive breakdown opening the second period.

The Bruins picked themselves up despite playing a second physically exhausting contest in as many days, and back-to-back goals from Benoit Pouliot and Patrice Bergeron handed them a two-goal lead headed into the final period. The Habs reclaimed control of the game with two goals of their own in the final 20 minutes including the game-tying score from Erik Cole on an unforgivable Zdeno Chara turnover in his own end and ultimately pushed it to the extra session.

Strahan picks Steelers to upset Patriots in AFC Championship

Strahan picks Steelers to upset Patriots in AFC Championship

Michael Strahan saw the Patriots lose a Super Bowl first-hand, but he doesn’t think they’ll lose Super Bowl LI. That’s because he doesn’t think they’ll be participants. 

Appearing on The Tonight Show, the former Giants defensive end and current Person Who is Frequently on Television said that he expects the Steelers to upset the Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship.

“I think in the AFC, I think Pittsburgh might pull the upset this year,” Strahan said. 

When Jimmy Fallon objected, Strahan said Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ pass rush would be enough to beat the Pats if New England plays the way it did in the divisional round. 
 
“If you watched the Houston Texans, they had a shot; they just turned the ball over,” he said. “And the Houston Texans offense is in no way, shape or form near what Pittsburgh has. They don’t have the quarterback that [Pittsburgh has]. Defensively, Houston had the really good defense, but Pittsburgh [puts] the good pressure on the quarterback. And from my Super Bowl experience, Tom Brady does not like pressure. I’m just saying I feel like if there’s anybody who’s going to pull an upset, it will be them.” 

As for any rooting interest, Strahan said that he hopes the Falcons win the Super Bowl, citing Matt Ryan being overdue for a title and Julio Jones having a Brady-like quality of putting team goals before his own legacy.