Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/14/14
Montreal Canadiens (46-28-8) at Boston Bruins (54-19-9)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins / Montreal Canadiens --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBCSN, CBC, RDS
The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens take the ice in game seven at TD Banknorth Garden.
Montreal continued to be a thorn in the side of the Bruins as they forced a decisive game seven with a 4-0 victory in game six at the Bell Centre on Monday. The game played out perfectly for the Canadiens who got the early lead and then turned things over to Carey Price and their defense with the added bonus being the offense kept scoring. That's been the game plan all along for the Habs who played their best game of the series.
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Thomas Vanek paced the attack with a pair of tallies with Lars Eller lighting the lamp while Max Pacioretty scored and added an assist. Price was rock solid between the pipes as he brushed aside 26 shots to earn the win with his first shutout of this postseason. Tuukka Rask absorbed the loss with all four goals allowed on 28 shots. Montreal scored 2:11 in to the opening frame when Anders snapped a backhander past Rask when Boston mishandled the rubber in front. In the 2nd Pacioretty picked up a loose puck behind the Boston D and fended off Zdeno Chara as he swooped in to net his second of the postseason.
Vanek added a power play tally with just under three minutes left in the middle stanza to give the home team a 3-0 advantage heading in to the final frame where the Bruins have done plenty of damage. Not this time though with Vanek potting an empty netter off a turnover with Rask heading to the bench for an extra attacker. I have heard from both sides about how one or the other should have done this or that but what we have seen is two rivals going back and forth for six games with momentum swings by the minute at times. I don't see this as a great betting opportunity as much as a game to simply sit back and enjoy. However I will have a pick no later then a few hours before game time so please check back...