Boston Bruins defeat Montreal Canadiens, 4-2

MONTREAL - If you're the leaking-oil Canadiens, the scariest thing about the Bruins isn't that they slammed the door shut in last night's third period to claim a 4-2 win.

It's not that they did so without Milan Lucic, banished for Game 3 of this playoff series because of his high hit on center Maxim Lapierre. It's not that they took the best of what the thump-first Canadiens dished out in the first period and went into the dressing room tied at 1-1.

It's that last ni...

MONTREAL - At 13:16 of last night's second period, Byron Bitz led with his stick and got his blade in Alex Kovalev's skate. Kovalev went down, the Canadiens went on the power play, and Bitz found himself in forbidden territory for a fourth-liner during a 2-2 game: the penalty box.

"It was the right call," said Bitz. "It was a tough break."

It already had been a doozy of a day for the rookie. Because of Milan Lucic's one-game suspension for delivering a head shot to M...