Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals: Day 15

Dwayne Roloson backstopped the Lightning to a 3-1 series comeback to help the Tampa Bay Lightning advance. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Dwayne Roloson backstopped the Lightning to a 3-1 series comeback to help the Tampa Bay Lightning advance. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

No. 3 Boston Bruins vs. No. 6 Montreal Canadiens
GAME 7: BOS 4 – MTL 3, OT

BOSTON – It’s only fitting that an Original Six and divisional rivalry should go seven games and take that game into overtime – which is exactly what they did.

It was all Bruins in the beginning when they held a 2-0 lead off goals from Johnny Boychuk and Mark Recchi until Montreal coach Jacques Martin called a timeout. It helped settle the players and Yannnick Weber cut the lead in half to finish the first.

The Canadiens evened the scored when Tomas Plekanec scored shorthanded.

Chris Kelly gave the Bruins the lead back at 9:44 of the third and they seemed to have been closing in on the win until Patrice Bergeron took a hi-sticking call at 17:23.

The Canadiens didn’t pass on the opportunity as PK Subban fired one past Tim Thomas to knot the score 1:57 left in the game.

The Bruins, however, got the final goal as Nathan Horton scored his second overtime winner of the series.

SERIES: 4-3 Boston

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Tampa Bay Lightning
GAME 7: PIT 0 – TBL 1

PITTSBURGH – The Lightning completed their comeback from being down 3-1 in the series and advanced past the first round for the first time since their 2004 run to the Stanley Cup.

Both Dwayne Roloson and Marc-Andre Fleury came to showcase their skills, but only one was able to skate away the victor. Roloson bested Fleury by one goal, and that one goal made all the difference as the 41-year-old shutout the Penguins.

Sean Bergenheim scored the lone goal in the game in the second period.

SERIES: 4-3 Tampa Bay


1. Washington Capitals – 4
8. New York Rangers – 1

2. Philadelphia Flyers – 4
7. Buffalo Sabres – 3

3. Boston Bruins – 4
6. Montreal Canadiens – 3

4. Pittsburgh Penguins – 3
5. Tampa Bay Lightning –4


1. Vancouver Canucks – 4
8. Chicago Blackhawks – 3

2. San Jose Sharks – 4
7. Los Angeles Kings – 2

3. Detroit Red Wings – 4
6. Phoenix Coyotes – 0

4. Anaheim Ducks – 2
5. Nashville Predators – 4


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Categories: Ice Hockey, NHL, Sports, Stanley Cup Playoffs

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