Bruins drop penalty-filled game to Habs, 2-1


Bruins drop penalty-filled game to Habs, 2-1

By Joe Haggerty

MONTREAL Before the Bruins-Canadiens series got going, it was universally agreed that a special-teams fiesta would heavily favor the Habs.
Well, the Canadiens got their fiesta in Game 6 and predictably pulled out a 2-1victory at the Bell Centre Tuesday night, setting the stage for Game 7 Wednesday night in Boston.The two teams combined for 11 power plays with the Habs succeeding on two of them. The Bruins, on the other hand, went 0-for-4, leaving them at a pitiful 0-for-19 for the series.The Canadiens came out on fire early in the game, and actually appeared to have a goal in the opening minutes when Brian Gionta collected a loose puck beside Tim Thomas and flipped it into the net. But referee Kevin Pollock lost sight of the puck and, despite it being loose and out in the open, whistled the play dead, nullifying the goal.The Bruins were then hit with a pair of penalties after that blown call. They received a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty when Adam McQuaid, coming off the ice, couldn't get to the bench before the puck hit his skate, and Dennis Seidenbergfollowed with a slash on the ensuing faceoff that snapped the stick ofMike Cammalleri. Montreals high-powered special teams took over and P.K. Subban fed Cammalleri for a sizzling one-timer during the 5-on-3 advantage that gave the Habs a 1-0 lead.The Bs tied it in the opening minutes of the second period. Seidenberg and Chris Kelly fought for possession behind the Montreal net, and Seidenberg escaped with the puck and scored on a wrap-around attempt that flipped through Carey Price.Milan Lucic hit Jaroslav Spacek and was given a major for boarding and a game misconduct less than five minutes into the period. A Cammalleri shot on another Montreal 5-on-3 led to a Gionta rebound score that gave the Canadiens a 2-1 advantage, and they held the lead the rest of the way.
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Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings


Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on


FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.