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Bruins fall to Habs in preseason opener

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images The Bruins lost to the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in the preseason opener. Bruins’ center R...

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

The Bruins lost to the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in the preseason opener.

Bruins’ center Ryan Spooner scored just 1:17 into the first period, forcing a turnover along the right wing and beating Habs’ starting goalie Dustin Tokarski. On their first power play of the night, Matt Fraser put the Bruins up 2-0 after a nice pass from David Krejci. With 9.7 seconds left in the first, Jiri Sekac put the Habs on the board, putting the puck glove side after getting around Krejci.

Goalie Niklas Svedberg made some huge stops at the start of the second period, allowing the Bruins to maintain their 2-1 lead despite offensive pressure coming from the Habs, including a 2-on-1 that Svedberg shut down. Joey MacDonald replaced Tokarski between the pipes with seven minutes left in the second period. With 3:11 left, Habs’ left wing Christian Thomas netted a power play goal, tying the game 2-2.

The Bruins started the third period with Malcolm Subban in net. Drayson Bowman scored the game winning goal with 48 seconds left in the third period.

The last time the Bruins faced the Canadiens was in the second round of the playoffs last year, when they suffered a 3-1 loss in Game 7 to end their post-season run.


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