Two early goals for the Montreal Canadiens proved to be too much for the Bruins to overcome, as they fell 4-2 to their arch rivals.
The Habs proved too much for the Bruins in the first two periods, dominating control of the puck and putting up 50% more shots on goal through the first two periods. With the beleaguered Tuukka Rask in goal, that proved good for two goals in the first period and another in the second to give Montreal the 3-0 lead.
While the Bruins would get a goal back in the second when Milan Lucic put in his second score of the season with an assist from Nathan Horton, they would not manage to score again until the last minute of the game, after which a quick empty-net response from Montreal would ice the game.
The Bruins suffered from a lack of discipline all night in the unfriendly confines of the Bell Centre, picking up 19 penalty minutes including five on a fighting major for Shawn Thornton.
With the loss, the Bruins fall to a 3-7-0 record on the season.