Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals: Day 2

Joe Pavelski picked up his play from last postseason with his seventh career playoff game winner. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Joe Pavelski picked up his play from last postseason with his seventh career playoff game winner. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

No. 3 Boston Bruins vs. No. 6 Montreal Canadiens
GAME 1: BOS 0 – MTL 2

BOSTON – The Bruins are trying to shake away the memories of last year’s epic collapse to the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers, but they didn’t get the start they were looking for against their bitter rivals. Tim Thomas found himself on the wrong end of the shutout as captain Brian Gionta scored two goals and gave the Canadiens a 2-0 victory.

Carey Price made 31 saves in the game.

NEXT GAME: Saturday at 7 p.m.

SERIES: 1-0 Montreal

No. 2 Philadelphia Flyers vs. No. 7 Buffalo Sabres

GAME 1: PHI 0 – BUF 1

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia poured shot after shot at former Olympian, All-Star and Vezina winner Ryan Miller, but he wouldn’t budge. The Flyers were unable to put one past the solid goaltender despite playing one of their most dominating games in the last two months.

The Flyers woes continue on the power play, including failing to convert on a 5-on-3 that lasted 38 seconds.

Of all the Sabres to notch one past Sergei Bobrovsky, it was Patrick Kaleta, who hasn’t scored since Dec. 27.

NEXT GAME: Saturday at 5 p.m.

SERIES: 1-0 Buffalo

No. 2 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Kings

GAME 1: SJS 3 – LAK 2, OT

SAN JOSE – Just 28 seconds into the game, Dany Heatley put one past Jonathan Quick to give San Jose a quick 1-0 lead that would stand for the remainder of the first period. But the second was a back-and-forth battle as one team would score and the other would come back and do the same. Dustin Brown tied the game on the power play, but rookie sensation Logan Couture gave the Sharks back their lead, only to have it lost once again – this time at the hands of Justin Williams.

The game stay tied at 2 through the third period.

A bad turnover at the blue line led to a rush the other way where Joe Pavelski scored the overtime game winner.

NEXT GAME: Saturday at 10 p.m.

SERIES: 1-0 San Jose

EAST:

1. Washington Capitals – 1
8. New York Rangers – 0

2. Philadelphia Flyers – 0
7. Buffalo Sabres – 1

3. Boston Bruins – 0
6. Montreal Canadiens – 1

4. Pittsburgh Penguins – 1
5. Tampa Bay Lightning – 0

WEST:

1. Vancouver Canucks – 1
8. Chicago Blackhawks – 0

2. San Jose Sharks – 1
7. Los Angeles Kings – 0

3. Detroit Red Wings – 1
6. Phoenix Coyotes – 0

4. Anaheim Ducks – 0
5. Nashville Predators – 1

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