Habs hold off Bruins for 2-1 series lead

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Montreal, QC, Canada (NewsBahn) – The Montreal Canadiens had four different players score in posting a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins in game three of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.

The Habs took a 2-1 series lead.

The Canadiens built a 2-0 first period lead on the strength of goals by Tomas Plekanec and P.K. Subban. It marked the third goal of the playoffs for each.

The Habs made it 3-0 at 13:52 of the second period as Dale Weise found the back of the net for his second of the postseason.

The Bruins finally got on the scoreboard with just over two minutes left in the second period as Patrice Bergeron tallied to cut the margin to 3-1.

Andrej Meszaros scored late in the third period for the B’s, but Boston couldn’t net the equalizer and Lars Eller added an empty-netter with three ticks remaining for the Canadiens.

Carey Price stopped 26 of 28 shots for the Canadiens, while Tuuka Rask allowed 3 goals on 25 shots.

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