Montreal Canadiens defeat Boston Bruins, 2-1

Patrice Bergeron has the quick hands.

He swiped at a loose puck, sending it past Montreal netminder Carey Price. I believe they call that a goal. Been a long time, you know.

It was, in fact, 192 minutes and 6 seconds since the previous Boston Bruins goal. It was kind of cutting it close, too, because it came during a six-on-five situation, 51.7 seconds before the end of regulation. That’s how close the Bruins came to being shut out three games in succession for the firs...

In some ways, it was a banner game. Last night, before 17,565 at TD Garden, the Bruins scored a goal. They only allowed one goal in 65 minutes of play. They recorded 1 point.

Around here, those qualify as bold-faced achievements.

The Bruins were staring down a 1-0 loss to the Canadiens. It would have been their third straight shutout loss, a dubious occurrence that has taken place in club history only once (1929). With 51.7 seconds remaining in regulation, Patrice Be...