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.