Boston Bruins defeat Montreal Canadiens, 6-1

On the heels of a shootout victory Wednesday night in Chicago, the Bruins had to face the Montreal Canadiens last night at TD Banknorth Garden.

The Bruins had not beaten the Canadiens in 12 regular-season games over two seasons, and Montreal eliminated them from the playoffs last season.

But the Bruins nearly blew the Canadiens out of the building with a three-goal first period, and did not back down until they had pocketed a 6-1 victory.

It was the workhorses from t...

Set up for failure, their legs sure to be wobbly after playing the night before in Chicago, the high-flying Bruins last night turned certain disaster into fortune and fury, tattooing the Canadiens, 6-1, at TD Banknorth Garden.

The triumph, their fifth in a row and eighth in nine outings, featured a pair of goals each from Marco Sturm and Stephane Yelle, and an emphatic Milan Lucic beatdown of Mike Komisarek that threw a charge into the crowd of 16,816 - and likely estab...