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John Moore Scores Game Winner, Bruins Beat Habs In Montreal

NHL: NOV 24 Bruins at Canadiens

The Boston Bruins improved to 13-6-4 last night, thanks to a late-game goal from John Moore as the B’s defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 at the Bell Centre.

7 minutes into the first – David Backes started the scoring after pick-pocketing Canadiens rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi and beating Carey Price for his first goal of the season. 1-0 Bruins.

Less than two minutes later Jake DeBrusk buried his 10th of the season off a give-and-go with Torey Krug. Don’t look now but Jake DeBrusk has 9 points in his last 10 games (7G, 2A). 2-0 Bruins.

It started getting chippy in the second period, probably due to Brendan Gallagher spearing Kevan Miller in the nuts. If Miller didn’t just come back from a hand injury he probably would’ve fed Gallagher nothing but knuckles.

It was all Montreal to start the third period.

At 6:46 of the 3rd Jonathan Drouin turned Torey Krug inside out and cut the B’s lead to 1. 2-1.

With David Pastrnak in the box for slashing Andrew Shaw (who should’ve been called for embellishment), Tomas Tatar buried the game-tying goal with a laser beam over Tuukka Rask’s shoulder. Tie game 2-2.

But this is the Habs after all, and after a stupid four-minute high sticking penalty by Jonathan Drouin on David Backes, the Boston Bruins made them pay.

John Moore’s first goal as a Boston Bruin: game-winner on the power play at the Bell Centre against Montreal. Doesn’t get sweeter than that. 3-2 Bruins.

It was a physical game all night long, but no fighting majors. It started with a late hit on David Pastrnak by Max Domi in the 2nd.

Kevan Miller, pissed off from getting hit in the balls (probably) destroyed Jonathan Drouin.

“Good, old fashioned Bruins-Habs hockey.” – Bruce Cassidy

Full game video recap right here.

News, notes, and quotes.

  • This was the 744th regular season meeting between the Bruins and Canadiens.
  • After having a goal overturned Friday night, David Backes finally ended his goal drought at 18 games.
  • David Krejci is now 11th in all time Boston Bruins points with 589 points, thanks to two helpers tonight. He has 176 goals and 413 assists in 792 games.
  • The Bruins are 4-0-1 on the second night of a back to back. Wild.
  • Tuukka Rask made 31 saves and has looked rock solid since his return from a leave of absence. The Halak-Rask tandem is one of many reasons why the B’s have survived despite being decimated by injuries.
  • Kevan Miller had four hits and five blocked shots in his 3rd game back from a hand injury.
  • The Bruins are riding a 5 game point streak into Toronto where they sit 2 points back from the Leafs in the standings. Toronto holds a game in hand so Monday night has become even more crucial.
  • The 10 best teams in the league include 4 Atlantic Division teams (including the Bruins).
  • Quote of the night – David Backes told reporters.. “I don’t mind bleeding. bleeding’s better than concussions to me. If that’s what it takes to win, I’ll take blood.”
  • The haters will be sick when they learn that Tuukka Rask is 8-2-1 in his last 10 games against the Habs (with six straight wins). Find a new slant!


B’s are back tomorrow night in Toronto against the Leafs, and then head back home to host the New York Islanders on Thursday evening.

It’s always fun beating the Habs. To quote Jack Edwards, “Hey Drouin, go cry in the shower!”

p.s no one tell Portnoy but the Barstool Store is still 20% off. Get some B’s gear on sale before he finds out.

Fuck the Habs.