Thursday night’s match-up between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens, which emanated from the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., has come to a close.
So too, has any hope of the Bruins getting out the funk they’ve been mired in since last weekend’s loss to the San Jose Sharks. So much for the vaunted "mental break" we heard about earlier this week.
Boston got on the board late in the first period after a power play goal scored by Patrice Bergeron, who wristed one in after taking advantage of Petteri Nokelainen’s penalty for interference.
Montreal’s Erik Cole (assisted by Jaroslav Spacek and David Desharnais) was able to tip one in midway through the second to make it even at one apiece before Tomas Plekanec (with a little help from Brian Gionta and Josh Gorges) snapped one in during the final frame to put the Canadiens up for good.
The Bruins drop to 3-6-0 with the loss while Montreal improves to 3-5-2.