Canadiens 3, Bruins 1: Third Period Collapse Dooms Bruins

Boston, MA (Sports Network) Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez notched third- period goals to lead Montreal over Boston, 3-1, at TD Garden.

P.K. Subban registered the first regular-season goal of his career and Carey Price made 34 saves for the Canadiens, winners in three of four.

Zdeno Chara notched the lone score for the Bruins, who have dropped three of four. Tuukka Rask yielded three goals on 41 shots in defeat.

Gionta's eventual game-winning score gave Montreal a 2-1 edge on the power play at the 29-second mark of the third period, when he was right on the doorstep to convert a Mike Cammalleri pass.

Gomez stretched the edge to two goals with 9 1/2 minutes remaining as he managed to lift a puck from in close over a fallen Rask.

Rask stopped Mathieu Darche on a breakaway with just over five minutes remaining, but the Bruins failed to cut into their deficit down the stretch.

Boston went with an extra attacker in the final 1:25 of regulation, but still couldn't solve Price.

Montreal took the lead at the 5:19 mark of the first period on a power play, when Subban gathered an Andrei Markov pass and one-timed a rolling puck from the left circle.

Boston countered with 4:11 remaining in the first, when Milan Lucic circled behind the Canadiens' net from left to right and slipped a pass to Chara for a successful wrister in the left circle.

The Habs almost assumed a 2-1 edge with 4:35 to play in the second period, but Jeff Halpern was ruled to have redirected a centering pass into the net with his skate.

Montreal has won six of the last seven meetings, including five of six last season...The Canadiens have won four straight in Boston...Cammalleri recorded a pair of assists for the visitors...Montreal kicks off a four-game homestand on Saturday against Carolina, and Boston remains home to welcome Ottawa also Saturday.

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