VIDEO: P.K. Subban breaks out of box, scores breakaway on Bruins
P.K. Subban wasn't happy when he was put into the penalty box but it worked out as he broke out and scored a breakaway goal for a 2-0 Canadiens lead.
P.K. Subban is having an outsanding postseason, so outstanding that the hockey gods are rewarding him when something doesn't go his way.
Subban was called for a penalty in the first period with the Canadiens leading the Bruins 1-0 in Game 3 on Tuesday. He lined up Reilly Smith right in front of the benches and appeared to lay a good, hard hit on Reilly that also caught his teammate Thomas Vanek.
Still, Subban was called for a penalty on the play and he wasn't happy about it, neither were the fans in Montreal. Here's a look at the hit via @PeteBlackburn.
So how did the hockey gods make it up to Subban? By him breaking out of the penalty box at the exact right moment.
Subban was fed a pass up the ice from Lars Eller and he was off, behind the Bruins defense with a clean breakaway on Tuukka Rask. Considering how the electrifying defenseman is playing right now, of course he deked Rask out of his gear and scored.
The penalty-box breakout has been a pretty common sight this postseason for whatever reason. It seems like every night there's another player getting out of the box and being sprung for a breakaway, Subban was the latest in that trend.
It was Subban's second point of the first period, he got the secondary assist on Tomas Plekanec's goal that started the scoring a few minutes earlier. After the goal he now has 11 points -- 11! -- in six games and one period so far this postseason.
Here's a friendly reminder to Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin that Subban is in need of a new contract this summer and oh boy is it going to cost them.
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