Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/7/2014
Game 4 - Eastern Conference Semifinals
Thursday, May 1, 7:30 PM
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
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The Montreal Canadiens got off to a great start in their Game 3 matchup with the Boston Bruins, and they were able to hold them off for a 4-2 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the series. The two teams combined for just two penalties in the game, but Montreal was just a bit more physical and outhit the Bruins 36-31 on the night.
Midway through the first period, Tomas Plekanec scored his third goal of the playoffs to give the Canadiens the 1-0 lead. A few minutes later, defenseman P.K. Subban put Montreal on top by two off of assists by Lars Eller and Dale Weise.
Dale Weise made it 3-0 when he scored his third goal of the playoffs at the 13:52 mark of the second period. Patrice Bergeron was able to get one back for the Bruins four minutes later, though, during a period when Boston looked like the better team.
Jarome Iginla scored for the Bruins nearly 18 minutes into the third period to make it 3-2, but Lars Eller was able to score an empty-net goal for Montreal to put the game to bed.
Subban and Weise finished the game with a goal and an assist apiece for the Canadiens, while netminder Carey Price saved 26 of the Bruins' 28 shots on goal.
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask had a decent game in net by saving 22 of the 25 shots he faced.
Boston is 23-17 straight up on the road this season
Boston is 24-13-4 against the over/under on the road this season
Montreal is 23-18 straight up at home this season
Montreal is 13-22-6 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/28/13 D Dennis Seidenberg Knee out for season
12/07/13 LW Jay Pandolfo None has retired
05/03/14 C Chris Kelly Back out indefinitely
02/28/14 D Adam McQuaid Quad out indefinitely
05/06/14 RW Rene Bourque Illness questionable
04/11/14 C Alex Galchenyuk Knee out for season
Guys' Pick: Take Boston
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