12/05 21:47 CST Pacioretty lifts surging Canadiens over Bruins 2-1
Pacioretty lifts surging Canadiens over Bruins 2-1
MONTREAL (AP) -- Max Pacioretty scored his ninth goal in the last nine games
and the Montreal Canadiens stretched their unbeaten run to nine with a 2-1
victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal (18-9-3), which jumped a point ahead of
Boston (18-8-2) into first place in the Atlantic Division - although the Bruins
have two games in hand. The Canadiens are 8-0-1 in their last nine.
Gregory Campbell scored for Boston, which is 6-2-1 in its past nine.
Boston controlled the first and third periods and outshot Montreal 33-27.
Canadiens goalie Carey Price was especially sharp in the final 20 minutes.