BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 19: Benoit Pouliot #67 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal at 12:13 of the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden on December 19, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruins 3, Canadiens 2: Boston Edges Montreal For Fifth Straight Win

Benoit Pouliot, David Krejci and Brad Marchand each scored goals and Tim Thomas registered 33 saves as the Boston Bruins edged the rival Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, on Monday night at TD Garden in Boston, MA.

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Bruins Vs. Canadiens: Zdeno Chara, TIm Thomas, Claude Julien Audio

BOSTON - Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins took care of business against the hated Montreal Canadiens, skating past the Habs to a 3-2 win on Monday night at TD Garden.

Thomas finished with 33 saves, including 16 in the third period, to pace the Bruins. Benoit Pouliot, David Krejci and Brad Marchand all scored for the B's while Tomas Plekanec and Erik Cole both scored goals for the Canadiens.

After the game, Zdeno Chara, Thomas and Bruins coach Claude Julien spoke to the media.

AUDIO: Zdeno Chara - Bruins Vs. Canadiens (Dec. 19)

AUDIO: Tim Thomas - Bruins Vs. Canadiens (Dec. 19)

(No Claude Julien audio, as my recorded did not function properly. My apologies).

GAME NOTES: Joe Corvo played in his 600th career game Monday night...Bruins extended their sellout streak to 103 straight regular season games. The last non-sellout for the Bruins at TD Garden was on Dec. 2, 2006 against Tampa Bay...The Bruins are now 12-2-0 when they score the first goal of the game this season.

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Bruins Vs. Canadiens Final Score: Boston Skates Past Montreal, 3-2

BOSTON - David Krejci scored in the second period and Brad Marchand netted the eventual game-winner, leading the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the rival Montreal Canadiens on Monday night in front of a sellout crowd at TD Garden.

Krejci's goal, his sixth of the season, came at the 2:42 mark of the second period and was assisted by Andrew Ference. Benoit Pouliot, a former Canadien, scored the Bruins' first goal of the night at 12:13 of the first period, assisted by Rich Peverley. Montreal knotted the score at 1-1 on Tomas Plekanec's seven goal of the year, assisted by Michael Cammalleri and Travis Moen.

Brad Marchand put the game away in the third period with his goal after an impressive deke on Habs' goaltender Carey Price at 14:14 of the third period, assisted by Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron. Erik Cole scored a goal at 18:46 (assisted by to bring the Habs within one goal, 3-2, but that was as close as Montreal would get.

Tim Thomas had 33 saves on the night while Habs' goalie Price registered 28 stops.

Boston returns to the ice on Friday night when it hosts the Florida Panthers at TD Garden.



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Bruins Vs. Canadiens Score Update: B's Take 2-1 Lead After Second

BOSTON - David Krejci scored the only goal of the second period, giving the Boston Bruins a 2-1 lead over the rival Montreal Canadiens on Monday night at TD Garden.

Krejci's score came at 2:42 of the period, assisted by Andrew Ference, and was his sixth goal of the season. Benoit Pouliot scored the game's first goal at 12:13 of the opening period, assisted by Rich Peverley. Montreal answered with a goal from Tomas Plekanec at 13:26 of the first, assisted by Michael Cammalleri and Travis Moen.

Boston leads Montreal in the shots department, 20-18, through two period. Tim Thomas has 17 saves on the night while Carey Price has 19 saves for Montreal. There were three penalties in the second period - a two-minute minor for hooking by Nathan Horton, a two-minute penalty for interference on Josh Gorges and a four-minute double minor on Louis Leblanc.



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Bruins Vs. Canadiens Score Update: B's, Habs Tied, 1-1, After 1st

BOSTON - Boston and Montreal traded goals in the first period and the Bruins and Canadiens are tied, 1-1, at the end of the first period here at TD Garden.

The B's scored first, as Benoit Pouliot found the back of the net for his sixth goal of the season at 12:13 of the first period. Pouliot's goal was assisted by Rich Peverley, who extended his streak of one or more points in a game to four games. Montreal answered with a goal from Tomas Plekanec at 13:26 of the period, assisted by Mike Cammalleri and Travis Moen. The goal was Plekanec's seventh of the season for the Canadiens.

Tim Thomas and Carey Price had equally consistent performances in the opening period, with both goalies turning away eight shots in the period. Neither team recorded a penalty in the opening 20 minutes.



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Bruins' Milan Lucic Suspended One Game For Hit On Flyers' Zac Rinaldo

Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been suspended one game by the NHL after his hit from behind on Zac Rinaldo of the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Lucic has 11 goals and 13 assists in 31 games player for the Bruins this year.

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Bruins Vs. Canadiens: P.K. Subban A Game-Time Decision For Habs

P.K. Subban is a game-time decision for the Montreal Canadiens, according to multiple reports. Subban is fighting a bout with the flu and was not present at the Habs' morning skate on Monday as the Bruins and Canadiens gear up for their game at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday night at TD Garden.

In other game-related news, forward Gregory Campbell's status for the game is still uncertain. In addition, the Bruins have recalled Jordan Caron and Steven Kampfer. Regarding a potential suspension to Milan Lucic for his hit on Zac Rinaldo during Saturday's blowout win over the Philadelphia Flyers, resulting in his ejection, the B's forward spoke with NHL Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan on Monday about a possible suspension for the hit. If and when the NHL issues punishment, Lucic's status for Monday's game could be in jeopardy.

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Bruins Vs. Canadiens: Zdeno Chara, Boston Hosts Rival Montreal

Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins host the rival Montreal Canadiens at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Monday night at TD Garden in Boston, MA (TV/Radio: NESN/WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub). Boston is 8-2-0 in its last 10 games.

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