Bruins take down Habs, 3-2, at the Garden

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Bruins take down Habs, 3-2, at the Garden

BOSTON -- The Bruins evened up their regular season series against the Montreal Canadiens at two games apiece with a 3-2 win on Monday night at TD Garden.

Former Canadien Benoit Pouliot scored the games first goal, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead with an assist by Rich Peverley. It was Pouliots sixth goal of the season and Peverleys 19th assist. Just over a minute later in the first period, Tomas Plekanec tied the game at one. He was assisted by Michael Cammalleri and Travis Moen.

In the following period, David Krejci also scored his sixth goal of the season from Andrew Ferrence (11th assist). The Bruins out-shot the Canadiens, 11-9, in the second period.

Brad Marchand (12) added to the Bruins lead, 3-1, with just under six minutes to play. Tyler Seguin (15) and Patrice Bergeron (19) assisted on the goal. The Canadiens fought back with a last-minute goal by Erik Cole, but the B's held on for the win.

Tim Thomas had 33 saves for the Bruins whileCarey Price made 28 for the Canadiens.

Milan Lucic did not play, serving a one-game suspension for a hit against the Philadelphia Flyers Zac Rinaldo on Saturday. Obviously youve got to respect any decision that they make, whether you agree with it or not, he said prior to the game. But obviously it sucks to sit out a game for an incident like this, especially when were playing our rivals tonight, Montreal.

The Bruins had previously lost consecutive games to the Canadiens in October and edged out a 1-0 win against them in November. They will face off again in January and February.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was in attendance and received a loud ovation when shown on the JumboTron.

Morning Skate: Rangers seem to be a strong candidate for Shattenkirk

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Morning Skate: Rangers seem to be a strong candidate for Shattenkirk

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading with Bruins captain’s practice set to kick off this coming week.

*The Rangers sound like they’ll be a strong candidate for Kevin Shattenkirk, and the Dallas Stars seem willing to stand pat at the goalie position.

*PHT writer James O’Brien speculates on who might be the next Artemi Panarin to break into the NHL ranks from overseas, and make a big impact.

*Yahoo fantasy hockey is making some changes this season, and those that liked to draft Dustin Byfuglien and Brent Burns are going to bummed about it.

*An original St. Louis Blues jersey from the old time hockey days has found its way back to its original home in St. Louis.

*Steve Simmons says that Dave Bolland has earned the right to be more than a punch line at this point in his career.

*Looking back on Phil Esposito’s classic speech amid the 1972 Summit Series.

*The All-Snub team for the World Cup of Hockey would be a talented lineup, and would no doubt be captained by P.K. Subban.

*For something completely different: those looking for signs of a rift between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady need to call off the search.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Adding toughness Habs' priority

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Saturday, Aug. 27: Adding toughness Habs' priority

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, after a busy morning celebrating my 3-year-old’s birthday at the trampoline park. Yee-ha.

*PHT writer Joey Alfieri says that adding toughness was a big offseason priority for the Montreal Canadiens.

*There’s at least one big fan of the Edmonton Oilers trade that brought defenseman Adam Larsson from the New Jersey Devils, and that fan’s name is Mark Letestu.

*Here’s everything you need to know about the Ice Guardians movie premiering this fall that takes a long, balanced look at the NHL enforcers.

*Roberto Luongo has an alibi for the robbery in Winnipeg with one suspect getting away in goalie equipment, and it’s funny as you would expect it to be.

*CSN Washington takes a look at the New York Rangers in their season previews for the Metro Division.

*I’m not entirely sure whether this “RIP Harambe” thing is genuine or meant to be ironic by the largely millenial group that seem so enamored with it, but I think it’s just stupid. I think the same with the crying Jordan meme…also stupid.

*For something completely different: a look at how Triumph the Insult Comic Dog learned how to poop on Trump’s politics.