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Savard and Kobasew make it 2-0 B’s after one

04.18.09 at 7:11 pm ET
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Ready to go here at the TD Banknorth Garden. Rene Rancourt belting out the national anthems before a lively crowd that sang along to the Star Spangled Banner. You could even see Marc Savard on the Boston bench singing the words as Rancourt made his way through the tune.

18:20: Good shoving match by Milan Lucic and Francis Boullion in front of the Montreal net.

15:44: Steve Montador couldn’t handle a looping dump-in with his glove and  that allowed a racing Alex Tanguay to get in alone one-on-one against Tim Thomas.  The B’s goaltender quickly jumped on the puck for the whistle after a fumbling forehand bid by Tanguay.

14:07: Big rattling hit by Shawn Thornton on Andrei Kostitsyn that left the Russian forward down and out on the ice.

13:30: Nice curl and drag move followed by a shot from the slot by Phil Kessel. Carey Price kicked it out, but Kessel has looked every bit the fast, crafty scorer he can be in the last two games. Kessel has seven goals in his last four games. Think about that for a second and let it marinate.

11:15: Another Flying Kostitsyn Brother heard from. Sergei Kostitsyn whistled off for hooking Milan Lucic. First PP of the night.

10:01: Take a hit, make a play. Chuck Kobasew gets nailed by Mike Komisarek, but gets the puck to the center of the ice.  Steve Montador picks it up and skates it to the high point, but Marc Savard just basically took the puck off Montador’s stick and blasted a top-shelf wrister past Price to make it 1-0.

6:30: Glove deflection by Price on Stephane Yelle from the left faceoff dot. The Habs goalie is fighting the puck early in this one. Shocking, I know.

5:12: Once again Price fumbling around with a Bergeron wrister from the high slot. He was slightly screened by Roman Hamrlik, but he had to jump on the puck behind him when he couldn’t cleanly snatch it.

4:45: Chuck Kobasew makes it 2-0 when he crashes the cage and backhands a loose puck up high past Price.  He came crashing in hard to the net to make that goal happen. 

4:25: Two minutes high-sticking for Chris Higgins. Second PP for Bruins, none for Canadiens.

2:16: Price just robbed Kobasew of another one. David Krejci was working the puck in the corner and found Kobasew as he was motoring to the crease area, but Price gloved the puck.

1:26: Pushing and shoving by Josh Gorges and Zdeno Chara behind the Boston net turns into a precious moment. Kessel facewashes Tom Kostopoulos and tosses the Habs forward to the ice, and then Kostopoulos chases after before Tim Thomas steps in between them. Both players went back to the dresing room with matching penalties.

1:14: Diving penalty for Bergeron, and tripping for Mathieu Schneider. The Habs defensmean seemed to take umbrage with Bergeron taking a page out of Montreal’s book.

00:8.9: Another Yelle shot that seemed to get lost in Price’s pads and then hang around in front of the net.

The Bruins lead the Canadiens by a 2-0 score after one full period during Game 2 at the TD Banknorth Garden.

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