Monday, September 26, 2011

Preseason Game Four: Early Look At The Rivalry Part 2

The Boston Bruins have swept the short preseason series with the Montreal Canadiens by defeating their rival tonight in their fourth preseason game. The final score was Boston 2, Montreal 1. Tuukka Rask got the start in goal for the Bruins and he played solid, stopping 31 shots on 32 attempts.

Montreal actually had the lead through two periods. Mike Cammalleri (MTL) scored at 15:33 of the second period on an assist from Phil DeSimone. In the third period, Tyler Seguin evened the game at one goal each on the man advantage. Jordan Caron and Matt Bartkowski had the assists. Chris Clark put the Bruins on top later in the period by putting the puck passed Canadiens goaltender Carey Price. Max Sauve and Steve Kampfer had the assists.

This was a relatively quite game with only four total penalties called throughout 60 minutes of play (three of them were minor penalties on Montreal). Boston did look sloppy at times tonight since they turned the puck over on 11 different occasions. However, it was their power play that gave them the needed momentum to pull out the win.

The Bruins are 3-0-1 with two preseason games remaining. Their next preseason game will be this Thursday at the TD Garden against the Ottawa Senators and this game will be shown live on NESN at 7:00pm.

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