Bruins fall to Canadiens, lose season series

Nathan Horton and David Krejci tasted defeat once again at the hands of the Canadiens Saturday night.
Nathan Horton and David Krejci tasted defeat once again at the hands of the Canadiens Saturday night.

The Bruins had a chance to even up the season series and more importantly, regain control of the Northeast Division but they failed on both counts as they lost 2-1 at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Saturday night. Boston (24-9-4) drew its first penalty of the game with 56 seconds left, but despite pulling Tuukka Rask (27 saves) and having a 6-on-4 in Montreal’s (25-8-5) end, the B’s somehow didn’t get a shot off before the game ended.

Boston head coach Claude Julien earned plenty of criticism by sticking Jaromir Jagr with Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille all game. Montreal finished 3-1 against Boston in the regular season, the B’s lost the last three games (two at TD Garden) and each contest was decided by one goal. The Canadiens came out with much more energy and were rewarded as Alex Galchenyuk banked one in off Matt Bartkowski at 6:49 of the first period following the young defenseman’s turnover.

Former Bruin Michael Ryder is becoming quite a Bruins killer as he cashed in on Montreal’s only power play chance 57 seconds into the second period after he tipped P.K. Subban’s (2 assists) shot. Paille was the only Bruin to solve Carey Price (26 saves) after Johnny Boychuk’s shot from the point following a faceoff went off Paille for his seventh goal of the season.

Boston has four games next week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) starting with Carolina (16-19-2) coming to TD Garden on Monday (7 p.m., NESN).

Follow Metro Boston Bruins beat writer Richard Slate on Twitter
@RichSlate


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

D.A. Williams opens new unit to focus exclusively…

D.A. Seth Williams announced Tuesday that he has opened a new unit focused entirely on investigating wrongful conviction claims.

Local

BSL, El to run all night on summer…

Officials announced this week that it would institute a pilot program this summer that would keep the El operational from 5 a.m. Friday morning until midnight Monday morning starting in…

National

Reddit boosts news capabilities in social media turf…

By Jennifer SabaNEW YORK (Reuters) - Reddit, a website with a retro-'90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online news to celebrity Q&As,…

National

Missouri man charged with sexually torturing five women

A Missouri man has been charged with raping and torturing five women in a St. Louis-area apartment over several years, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday.

Television

'Orphan Black's' Jordan Gavaris talks Felix's Season 2…

Jordan Gavaris plays heroically helpful foster sibling Felix to main clone Sarah on "Orphan Black." We talked to him about what’s ahead for him in…

Going Out

Here's what to do in Philly this weekend

FILM 'Through a Lens Darkly'  Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m. Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 1400 N. American St. Free, RSVP required, 215-232-5678 www.philaphotoarts.org Join Philadelphia…

Arts

Peek behind the scenes at the Academy of…

Generations of visitors have marveled at the dioramas in the Academy of Natural Sciences, watching apprehensively at the puma perpetually poised to attack the unsuspecting…

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, April 15: 'New Girl,'…

'New Girl' Nick and Jess are hiding their breakup from the other loft residents. And Winston passes the police academy exam! That guy needed some…

U.S. Soccer

Andrew Wenger has big shoes to fill on…

Lancaster County native Andrew Wenger will feel pressure to fill the shoes of departer forward Jack McInerney.

NBA

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Spurs frauds? Could…

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Spurs frauds? Could the Mavericks surprise?

NBA

Sixers, Michael Carter-Williams give fans a happy ending…

The 2013-14 season for the 76ers has nearly come to a close.

NHL

Flyers must make Rangers feel their presence

Perhaps it’s the proximity of the two biggest cities in the East, because whenever these two square off the intensity seems to rise.

Home

Steal home decorating tips from Nattystyle blogger Natalie…

Despite the towering ceilings and enviable exposed brick, it’s easy to see how Natalie Decleve’s apartment could be considered a challenge. Perched above the streets…

Home

How to plant a garden in the city

Small on space but big on gardening? You can still have that welcoming oasis of fresh air with an urban garden. Peter Smith, owner of…

Style

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show moving to England

It will still broadcast on CBS this fall.

Tech

Google Glass finally goes on sale for regular…

The Google Glass finally went on sale for regular people. It only costs $1,500.