Bruins erupt to blow out rival Canadiens 7-0

Bruins erupt to blow out rival Canadiens 7-0

BOSTON (AP) — Zdeno Chara, a bete noire in Montreal since the hit that sent Max Pacioretty to the hospital, had three assists on Thursday night as the Boston Bruins turned a grudge match into a blowout and beat the Canadiens 7-0.

The win left Boston five points ahead of second-place Montreal in the Northeast Division.

Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell scored twice, and David Krejci and Milan Lucic also had three assists for the Bruins as they beat Montreal for just the second time in six games this season. Tim Thomas stopped 24 shots for his career-best eighth shutout and 25th of his career.

Johnny Boychuk, Adam McQuaid and Tomas Kaberle also scored for Boston.

Carey Price allowed five goals on 33 shots before he was replaced with 15:31 left following Adam McQuaid’s goal that made it 5-0. Price is 2-5 in his last seven starts, allowing 21 goals in his five losses. He was replaced by Alex Auld, who stopped two of eight shots.

Read more: Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins – Recap – March 24, 2011 – NHL – Hockey – (Sports Illustrated link currently not working)

This was one of the better Hockey games that I have turned on in a while.