Montreal Canadiens defeat Boston Bruins, 5-1

Tonight, we saw shades of 2007-08, where seemingly every regular-season game at the Bell Centre turned into a horror show for the Bruins.

"We were just terrible all over," Claude Julien said.

Mike Cammalleri recorded a hat trick, scoring three of Montreal's four second-period goals. Tim Thomas was pulled after 40 minutes, although he didn't get much help from his teammates.

* The Bruins failed to score on a two-minute two-man advantage in the second period. The Ca...

Tonight will be the sixth time that Byron Bitz serves as Marc Savard’s right-hand man on the Bruins’ No. 1 line, with the aim being a little crisper execution against Montreal than they showed against the Lightning Wednesday.

“I thought Bitzy had an average night, to be honest with you,’’ said coach Claude Julien. “It wasn’t his best game, mostly because he didn’t seem to have some jump. That seems to happen once in a while.

“Having said that, I think he’s been prett...

MONTREAL - The visiting bench at the Bell Centre is one of those planks too snug to accommodate the backup goalie. So instead of joining teammates, the netminder who isn’t playing sits on a stool all by his lonesome in the runway outside the dressing room at the other end of the rink.

Appropriate, then, that Tim Thomas found himself in that lonely spot to watch the third period.

Thomas, who started last night’s game, was left on an island by his teammates for 40 minu...