WATCH: Bruins score four goals in last nine minutes to win Game 2
The Boston Bruins scored four unanswered goals in the last 10 minutes of the third period to take Game 2 and tie the series with the Montreal Canadiens 1-1.
For the 20th time this postseason a team has come back from a two-goal deficit after the Boston Bruins rattled off four unanswered goals to win Game 2 over the Montreal Canadiens 5-3. They erased a 3-1 deficit and took a two-goal lead of their own all within the last 9:06 of regulation.
It was rather incredible. The first half of that period, the Bruins looked like they were done. The Canadiens took a 3-1 lead on a Thomas Vanek power-play goal early in the period. After the 10 minute mark, they were a different team.
Dougie Hamilton got the rally started after taking a great backhanded feed from Brad Marchand and putting a perfectly-placed shot on net. Hamilton also did a great job of opening up a shooting lane and the shot confused Habs goalie Carey Price and sailed into the top left corner through a mass of bodies in front.
Then Patrice Bergeron scored a rather fluky goal to tie the game. After collecting the puck from the halfway, Bergeron simply threw a shot towards the net. Somehow along the way it skipped off the ice and into the top shelf. There was nothing Price could do after that thing changed the angle so severely on him. That tied things up 3-3 and the Bruins were absolutely buzzing.
You have to get a closer look at this from the net cam to get a full appreciation for the way Bergeron's shot bounced. Here it is in GIF form via @PeteBlackburn:
More good passing in the Montreal zone led to the eventual game-winner as Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug worked the puck around with Krug eventually finding Reilly Smith wide open on the right side. Price went down perhaps a little too quickly and Smith rifled it up and over the sprawling goalie. 4-3.
Milan Lucic added an empty-netter to ice the game and help the Bruins tie the series. All of this happened in a span of 7:58 in the third.
The series is now tied 1-1 as it heads back to Montreal as this rivarly series is living up to the hype.
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