Bruins Set Tempo Early With First-Period Goals, Earn First Win of Season at Bell Centre in Game 3


The Bruins had a lot stacked against them heading into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Montreal Canadiens.

Not only were the B's trying to cut the Habs' 2-0 series lead in half, but they were also trying to earn their first win of the season on their rivals' home ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Boston accomplished both goals as they skated to a 4-2 win on Monday night.

Bruins analyst Andy Brickley called in to NESN Daily from Montreal after the Bruins' victory, and said the B's did exactly what they needed to do in Game 3 by setting the tempo early with an early goal in the first period.

"I thought they would be a lot more relaxed tonight, and they certainly were," Brick said of the B's Game 3 effort. "It allowed them to play their game. They executed very well."

The Bruins still trail the Habs in the series, but the much-needed win helps their confidence level as they head into Game 4 on Thursday night.

"We don't want to get too confident," David Krejci said. "We just have one win, they still have two — we're still behind. So we just need to come up next game and try to get a win. We'll try to get a first goal and control from there, just like we did today."

To see all the highlights and reaction to Monday night's win, check out the video above from NESN Daily.

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