Boston Bruins defeat Montreal Canadiens, 5-4

When he is playing at peak level, Patrice Bergeron is the pitch-perfect blend of thinking and thumping, the elusive skilled player who can bring the pain to create offense.

So it was sweet for Bergeron, who worked so hard to come back from a concussion for last season's first-round playoff series against Montreal but was foiled, to make one of those all-comes-together plays, producing the winner in the Bruins' 5-4 thriller over the Canadiens before 17,565 at TD Banknort...