The Bruins sweep the two-game preseason set with the Habs and have now won three straight to improve to 3-0-1 in the exhibition season.
They'll return home to face Ottawa at the Garden on Thursday.
Third Period, 19:30, Bruins 2-1: Carey Price is out of the net as the Habs have the extra attacker looking for the tying goal in the final minute.
Third Period, 19:03, Bruins 2-1: David Krejci with a steal to break in alone, but Price makes the stop on Krejci's backhander at the left post.
Third Period, 15:25, Bruins 2-1: Shawn Thornton not happy after Josh Gorges comes in late with an elbow on a hit that draws no call. Thornton let both Gorges and the refs know he was not pleased, but the sides stay at even strength.
Third Period, 13:15, Bruins 2-1: The Bruins can't cash in on this chance with the extra man, but score just three seconds after it expired as Chris Clark gives Boston its first lead of the night.
Steven Kampfer began that play with a rush down the right side, finding Max Sauve in front. Sauve then sent a backhand pass over to Clark for the tap-in at the left post.
Third Period, 11:12, 1-1: The Bruins now get another chance with the man advantage as Jaroslav Spacek is sent off for high-stick Chris Clark. The Bruins scored on their last power play and have five power-play goals in the last three games.
Third Period, 10:59, 1-1: Rich Peverley with another bid for the Bruins off a pass from Chris Clark, but Price again makes the save.
Third Period, 8:48, 1-1: The Bruins threaten again, and again its that top line of Seguin, Krejci and Caron creating chances. Seguin started this play with a pass to Krejci, who then tapped it over to Caron for the shot, which hit Price in the mask. But Price is able to keep the puck out and cover it for the whistle.
Third Period, 6:51, 1-1: The Bruins nearly pulled ahead as Gregory Campbell crashes the net for a chance, but Carey Price stands his ground to keep it a tie game.
Third Period, 4:17, 1-1: The Bruins convert on the power play once again, with Tyler Seguin banging home a rebound to tie the game.
Matt Bartkowski had the initial drive from the right circle and after a scramble in front, the puck popped out to Seguin, who buried it from the left slot. Jordan Caron, who was denied on a point-blank bid earlier in the power play, and Bartkowski get the assists.
Third Period, 3:37, Canadiens 1-0: The Bruins will get a chance to pull even here on the power play as Phil DeSimone is sent to the box for holding.
Third Period, 0:00, Canadiens 1-0: The final frame is under way at the Bell Centre, with the Bruins looking to rally for their third straight exhibition win.
Second Intermission Notes: The Bruins didn't play quite as well in the second period, managing just five shots after 15 in the first.
The Canadiens, meanwhile, had eight shots on Tuukka Rask, and managed to get one of them behind him for the game's only score. Rask has still been solid throughout this one, but he needs a bit more offensive support in front of him.
This is beginning to look a bit like last year, when the Bruins often had quiet nights whenever Rask was in goal. So far this preseason, they've managed one goal in five periods and an overtime in front of Rask, while scoring 13 goals in six periods in front of Tim Thomas and Anton Khudobin.
End Second Period, Canadiens 1-0: Forty minutes are done at the Bell Centre, and the Bruins will have to rally in the third to pull this one out as Montreal has the only goal so far with Michael Cammalleri's late second-period tally staking the Habs to a 1-0 lead going into the third.
Second Period, 19:07, Canadiens 1-0: David Krejci nearly had a goal, but in the wrong net, as he redirects a pass in front right onto Rask, but the Bruins netminder makes the save to keep it a one-goal game.
Second Period, 15:33, Canadiens 1-0: The Canadien strike first late in the second as Michael Cammalleri scores on a rebound in front.
Camp tryout and University of New Hampshire product Phil DeSimone had the initial shot after a rush down the right wing. Rask stopped that, but couldn't get Cammalleri's rebound bid from the top of the crease.
Second Period, 14:45, 0-0: The Bruins had a few chances, but couldn't convert on the power play as the sides are back at even strength.
Second Period, 12:45, 0-0: The Bruins will get their first chance on the power play as Michael Cammalleri gets called for holding the stick after grabbing Andrew Ference's twig in the Boston zone.
Second Period, 9:09, 0-0: The Habs nearly break the deadlock with prospect Brendan Gallagher firing in a shot from the left circle off a feed from Michael Cammalleri that may have hit the post behind Rask. It stayed out though, and this one stays scoreless nearly halfway through the game.
Second Period, 7:45, 0-0: Lots of back-and-forth action, but not many real serious scoring threats so far in this one as both the Bruins and the Canadiens have done a good job keeping things out on the perimeter.
Second Period, 3:55, 0-0: The Bruins' top line with a strong shift creating several chances in the Montreal zone. Tyler Seguin set up Steven Kampfer for a bid in the slot, then had a chance of his own on a rebound.
Seguin is looking good on that like with Lucic and Krejci. The Bruins aren't likely to break up Krejci, Lucic and Horton, but they would like Seguin to show he's ready to move into a top-six role somewhere.
Second Period, 0:00, 0-0: The middle frame is under way, with Chris Kelly set to come out of the box at the one-second mark to put the sides back at even strength.
First Intermission Notes: Solid if unspectacular first period on the road for the Bruins, who hold a 15-12 in shots after a scoreless 20 minutes.
The Bruins didn't have a chance to work on their improved power play (4 goals in last two games), but the penalty kill looked good on Montreal's late chance, which will carry over into the second for one second.
Tuukka Rask has looked sharp again, while in front of him Colby Cohen and Steven Kampfer both had strong early showings as they battle for a spot on defense. Matt Bartkowski has had an impressive camp and is battling for the seventh defenseman role as well, but wasn't as noticeable in this period.
At the other end of the ice, it hasn't been overly physical but Milan Lucic did get into a shoving match with Montreal defenseman Jeff Woywitka. Woywitka wears No. 8, giving nostalgic Bruins fans fond memories of Lucic's many battles with Montreal's former No. 8 on defense, frequent Lucic punching bag Mike Komisarek.
End First Period, 0-0: And the opening 20 minutes are in the books, with neither team gaining an edge as the clubs head into the first intermission in a scoreless tie.
First Period, 18:01, 0-0: The first penalty of the game goes to the Bruins, as Chris Kelly picks up an interference call for a hit in the corner of the defensive zone. The Canadiens will be on the power play for the rest of the period unless they score here.
First Period, 15:32, 0-0: Solid shift by the fourth line with Lane MacDermid throwing his weight around. He continues to impress in this camp. Cohen also pinched in deep again on that shift and looks comfortable jumping up into the attack.
First Period, 13:40, 0-0: With Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron both getting the night off, the Bruins have three new players wearing letters in this one. Milan Lucic, Rich Peverley and Dennis Seidenberg are each wearing an A.
All three, along with Andrew Ference, Shawn Thornton, David Krejci and Chris Kelly, are candidates to fill the vacancy for an alternate captain with the retirement of Mark Recchi.
First Period, 9:10, 0-0: Rask is looking sharp early again, stopping seven shots so far, including a couple of testing bids. Rask was the bright spot in his first start of the preseason, making 34 saves in a 2-1 OT loss in Ottawa on Wednesday and he looks strong again in this one.
The Bruins will need Rask to take on a bigger role this year to help keep Tim Thomas rested after such a long playoff run.
First Period, 5:35, 0-0: The Canadiens threaten in deep with a couple flurries around the Boston net, but the Bruins counter with an unlikely rush led by defenseman Colby Cohen. He goes all the way in alone, but can't finish the bid on Price.
First Period, 1:30, 0-0: Max Sauve with a nice rush, but Price makes the save on Sauve's backhanded bid. Chris Clark then gets in a shoving match behind the net. No penalties called but a little early hate on display between the ancient rivals.
First Period, 0:00, 0-0: And this one is under way in Montreal, with the Bruins looking to build off last night's 7-3 win in Halifax and Montreal hoping for a little revenge.
7:35 p.m.: Just about time to get this one started. The goalie matchup for this one will feature Tuukka Rask for the Bruins against Carey Price for Montreal.
7:25 p.m.: With a number of veterans getting the night off, there will be some interesting line combinations for the Bruins in this one.
With Nathan Horton not playing after making his preseason debut Sunday, Tyler Seguin will get a shot on the top line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. Rich Peverley will be back at center on the second line between Max Sauve and Chris Clark, while Chris Kelly will be flanked by Jordan Caron and Jamie Arniel and the rugged fourth line will feature Gregory Campbell between Lane MacDermid and Shawn Thornton.
On defense, Dennis Seideberg will eb paired with Steven Kampfer, Matt Bartkowski with Johnny Boychuk and Andrew Ference with Colby Cohen. Kampfer, Bartkowski and Cohen are battling for the final spot on the Boston blue line.
7 p.m.: While the Bruins and Habs prepare for another exhibition clash, the Canadiens were busy earlier Monday signing veteran defenseman Chris Campoli to a one-year deal worth a reported $1.75 million.
Campoli was a free agent after the Blackhawks opted to walk away from a $2.5-million arbitration award earlier this summer. He'll provide some insurance on the Montreal blue line, where Andrei Markov remains a very big question mark after suffering a setback in his recovery from knee surgery.
Bruins fans may best remember Campoli from his days in Ottawa, which included engaging Mark Recchi in the veteran's final career fight last season.
6:30 p.m.: The Bruins will go for a preseason sweep of the hated Habs in Montreal, with the puck set to drop at the Bell Centre in about an hour.
As expected, Zdeno Chara is not scheduled to play in front of the hostile Habs crowd after helping the Bruins to a 7-3 win over the Canadiens in Halifax on Sunday. Former Canadien Benoit Pouliot will also not play after appearing in each of the Bruins' first three exhibition games.
Tuukka Rask is expected to get the start in goal after Anton Khudobin went the distance on Sunday. A run down of the player who are scheduled to dress in Montreal can be found here.
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins continue their exhibition slate on Monday in Montreal, looking to complete a preseason sweep of the Canadiens after rolling to a 7-3 win over the hated Habs in Halifax on Sunday.
The Bruins have now won two straight after dropping their exhibition opener in Ottawa on Wednesday. After managing just one goal in that overtime loss to the Senators, the Bruins have exploded for 13 goals in their last two contests. Their long dormant power play has been a big part of that, with a pair of power-play goals in each of the last two games.
Brad Marchand, playing in his hometown of Halfiax, and Joe Corvo, playing in his Bruins debut, had the power-play goals on Sunday, while Daniel Paille and Zdeno Chara scored shorthanded tallies and Gregory Campbell, Tyler Seguin and Jordan Caron added even-strength strikes.
It won't be revealed until later on Monday whether Chara will play again in this one. The Bruins captain is certain to get a heated reaction from Habs fans if he does play after last year's incident when he hit Montreal forward Max Pacioretty into a stanchion at the Bell Centre. That hit ended Pacioretty's season with a concussion and broken vertebra, but he has returned this preseason.
New Bruins forward Benoit Pouliot has played in each of the first three exhibition games, so he may be given the night off and spared the reaction he'd get from the Bell Centre crowd after a turbulent stint with the Canadiens over the last two seasons.
The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at the Bell Centre, so check back here for updates on all the action.
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