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Video: Subban makes huge impact in first period (including on Vanek)

May 6, 2014, 8:14 PM EDT

The first period of Game 3 between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens might as well have been called “The P.K. Subban Show.”

To start things off, he grabbed an assist on the first goal of the game, although Thomas Vanek‘s rocket pass was the real star of that show:

Vanek and Subban’s next interaction wasn’t quite as positive, even if the impact was accidental.

Subban received a two-minute minor for roughing Bruins forward Reilly Smith, but the true roughing probably came on Vanek. The 30-year-old seemed to take the worst of that collision and didn’t return to action until he was seen on the Canadiens bench to begin the second period. PHT will keep an eye on how the pending free agent winger fares as Game 3 goes along.

That situation seemed easier to stomach/ignore for Canadiens fans as everything worked out so that Subban could spring loose from the penalty box and score this boisterous 2-0 goal.

Even if the Bruins negate the 24-year-old blueliner for the rest of the game, he’ll still ahve a two-point game. He now has 11 points in his last six games.

Oh yeah, he’s also a restricted free agent this summer.

  1. lowenni - May 6, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Everyone blasts this guy, but he’s a pretty awesome player to watch. There isn’t a more dynamic defenseman in the league besides Karlsson in my opinion.

    • bigbenrapedhinesward - May 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

      Couldn’t agree more, hope those racist boston fans are sucking a lemon… Everyone forgets their “monkey” comments come boston strong… F..K boston :) not a city the embodies America whatsoever

      • drewzducks - May 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

        As much as I agree with your disgust over any racist comments, it’s hard to take them seriously coming from someone whose name makes light of rape.

  2. billiam55 - May 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    i think montreal will beat the bruins. they have so much speed compare to the bruins.

  3. bleedrangerblue - May 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Look all I’m saying is it’s great to watch a game without Pierre Maquire running his mouth. He is the worst ever. Anyone agree?

    • avscup - May 6, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      Only ALL of us! :-)

  4. titansbro - May 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Love the Bs, hate Subban. But the guy is on another level right now.

    • bigbenrapedhinesward - May 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

      Much appreciation to a boston fan appreciating sweet talent… As opposed to hating it because of skin colour… I’m pretty sure bruin nations gonna try n disown you tho :(

      • bruins18 - May 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM

        Not at all bud, just because of a few bad apples in the bunch doesn’t make us all bad. Racism is everywhere and there is idiots everywhere. Remember the banana incident with simmonds? But I CANT STAND SUBBAN just like any other Bruins fan but he is killing us. I’m just praying Vanek doesn’t get going because he’s a known bruins killer. As long as the bruins show up in the first period next game I feel they can take it though. But on a serious note that light/projection show before the game tho?!? That was effin sick!

  5. bleedrangerblue - May 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Billiam my fellow Ranger fan has a point.

  6. habs9 - May 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    something about Habs can’t score unless its the PP, where you homers at??
    where were the Habs PPs?
    lets hear the crys from Bs fans rain down what will the wheel of excuses produce tonight!

  7. muckleflugga - May 6, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    it’s not fair really

    subban’s got a string of panting groupies following his every move off the ice, now he owns a string of panting bi tches on the ice, all of them bruins

    the stamina of a clydesdale … all in proportion

    it’s not fair

  8. titansbro - May 6, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I’ve lived all over the US, Boston is the most liberal, anything goes city I’ve lived in yet. That includes living in Seattle, which is in one the bluest states in the union. So just stop with the racist crap, it’s idiotic & lazy.

  9. cutelittleguy02 - May 6, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Subban scored! In your face Bruins! Amazing goal from Subban!

  10. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    I usually hate Subban but if he stops his antics ( which it seems like he has ) I would kill to see him in teal next season!

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