MTL @ BOS: Summary of the match | NHL.com
With Jake allen assessed on a daily basis following a collision with Dylan Larkin of the Red Wings in Saturday night’s game, Sam Montembeault was making his third start of the season.
It was his first since Oct. 31 against the Ducks in Anaheim.
Joel armia opened the scoring for Montreal after 8:09 in the first period with a shot in the top of the net protected by Jeremy Swayman of the Bruins.
It was Armia’s first goal this season.
His compatriot Artturi Lehkonen received the only assist on the game.
After 20 minutes, the Canadians were ahead 1-0.
Montembeault was put to the test in the second period, but faced the threats of the opponents very well, especially in this 2 against 0 where he braked Brad Marchand.
Unfortunately, Charlie McAvoy managed to draw the tie a few minutes later.
The Canadians were able to regain the lead, however, with 3.35 minutes to go before intermission.
Michael pezzetta redirected a shot behind Swayman to score his first-ever NHL goal.
Adam brooks, which was included in the training to replace Mike Hoffman due to injury, and Josh Anderson got assists on Pezzetta’s goal.
The Habs were still ahead 2-1 with 20 minutes to go.
Bruce Cassidy’s squad opened the game early in the third period, scoring three straight goals in just under seven minutes.
After McAvoy tied the power play, Charlie Coyle added two goals to give the Bruins the lead for good.
Taylor Hall concluded by scoring his fifth goal in an empty net.
Montembeault ended the game with 36 saves.
The Canadiens’ three-game trip ends Tuesday night against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The match will start at 7:00 p.m.