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Bruins squeak by Habs in shootout after blowing lead

Feb 16, 2012, 12:11 AM EDT

In a contentious game that seemed to ignore the significant standings gulf between the two teams, the Boston Bruins shook off a sloppy third period to gain a 4-3 shootout win against the Montreal Canadiens.

There’s all sorts of interesting videos for your perusal, so let’s start with the two squads renewing the rivalry:

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One of the underlying stories of the game was the unusual amount of goalie interference calls, which included twoon the same play in the second period. Enjoy this discussion of how the polarizing penalty is being handled:

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With those atypical clips out of the way, let’s get to the highlights, where Tyler Seguin made the difference and Tim Thomas remains dominant in the skills competition:

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Finally, here’s an interesting explanation of Thomas’ great shootout work from the goalie himself:

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  1. bruins33 - Feb 16, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    I love watching the B’s beat the Habs. No other way I would have rather spent my night.

  2. brian32556 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:02 AM

    Pretty sad when you blow a 3-1 3rd period lead to a team not even qualifying for the playoffs and barely hold on to win.

    • back2backbees - Feb 16, 2012 at 8:45 AM

      Really? I thought the team in Montreal was a “Professional Hockey Team”.
      Your comment calls that into question, eh?

      • solador78 - Feb 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

        The only Bruin who respects Montreal is Tim Thomas (because he has a man-crush on Carey Price), who was quoted last night as saying that the Bell Centre has the most energy in the league… even more than TD.

    • madtolive5 - Feb 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM

      Pretty sad when the Habs fans cheer when someone gets a puck to the face…

      • solador78 - Feb 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM

        Fans in every building in the league regularly cheer when a injured player from the visiting team is helped off the ice.

        I’m not sure why Chara and the Bruins are so insecure and are in desperate need of acceptance from Montreal fans.

      • madtolive5 - Feb 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM

        Yes they cheer when the player gets up off the ice and is Okay.
        They do not cheer when the player is on the Ice after getting hit by a puck and is hurt.

        Habs fans cheered on a replay of Chara getting a puck to the face. That is ridiculous. Not Chara getting up off the ice.

      • solador78 - Feb 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM

        Oh please… you’re telling me that Bruins fans wouldn’t cheer PK getting hit in the face?

        If the Bruins had showed respect to the city of Montreal, it would have been returned.

      • madtolive5 - Feb 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

        Dude that is the worst argument ever.
        Boston fans are not always the best fans. They can be drunk and obnoxious.
        But point to one time in their history they cheered someone facing what could be a serious injury. No fan cheers when they see blood or a scary looking incident.

        it is one thing cheering a CLEAN hit, where someone goes down. It is something else when someone gets unlucky with a puck to the fan, gets run into the goal post by accident or taking a dirty hit.

        I can’t believe Habs fans defend themselves on this. You guys are pathetic.

      • solador78 - Feb 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM

        Habs fans will cheer anything from Andrew Ference’s middle finger getting cut off to Chara actually dying on the ice.

        This shouldn’t come as any surprise to you.

      • solador78 - Feb 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM

        The Ironing Is Delicious

      • madtolive5 - Feb 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM

        yes because taunting the Van goalie is the same thing as cheering for a player taking a puck to the head.

      • drewsylvania - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM

        FWIW, that’s a ring finger.

    • mgp1219 - Feb 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      ‘cuz that only happens to the Bruins, right?
      You might want to think before you type.

  3. gretzkyoneyzermantwo - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:31 AM

    No mention of Marchand being stupid again?

    Say hi to Shanny again Brad

    • vanfoodman - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:12 AM

      Has anyone noticed that Brad Marchand always has a guilty look on his face? Oh and that he’s the biggest hypocrite in the NHL? He’s saying the Habs fans are classless for cheering when Chara got hit with the puck and they should care about Chara getting hurt when in the same game he pulls his usual low bridge tactic. The league has got to deliver the message loud and clear by suspending him yet again and for longer than the last time. The guy is a dirty, no class, smart ass, disrespectful, little punk. He’s right up there with Carcillo. Get him and his kind out of the game, forever. They seem to never learn, so toss em.

    • mjdkid100 - Feb 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

      Well if you pause it at 21 and 22 seconds, it sure looks hip to hip to me. The only reason it looked like a clip is because Emelin, turned to his backside like a typical Habs trying to draw a call. No suspension. minor penatly was bad enough. It was almost as bad as the interference call on Boychuk late in the game. Just your normal Montreal refs and diving, nothing new to see here.

      “It is generally recognized as hitting an opposing player at or below the other player’s knees. Clipping should not be confused with hip checking, where one player hits an opponent with his hips.

  4. 8man - Feb 16, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Give the Habs credit. They didn’t roll over. Erik Cole’s steal of a weak and errant Chara pass and subsequent single handed goal was text book.

    Five more games on this road trip. Might just be what the Bruins need to get their game going again.

  5. solador78 - Feb 16, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    The Bruins really took it on the chin last night.

    • drewsylvania - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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