MLHS Morning Mashup: Something Bruin in Montreal


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After scoring a combined 12 goals in the first three games of the series, the Bruins and Canadiens exploded with a nine-goal output in Boston’s 5-4 win last night. A two-goal performance by Michael Ryder, including the overtime winner, along with a balanced Boston attack helped the black and yellow crawl back from a second period deficit to defeat les Habitants and even the series with back-to-back wins in the Bell Centre.

On the west coast, the Canucks had a defensive meltdown, allowing three goals in the opening frame and four through the first half of the game. Roberto Luongo surrendered four goals on 12 shots before getting the yank, in favour of backup Cory Schnieder, who started the second period. Marian Hossa sniped a pair of goals on Luongo, including a breakway marker late in the first. Duncan Keith silenced the Canucks Army in attendance at the Rogers Arena with a four-point performance from the backend.

Two series that looked all but in the bag are now game on as Canada’s remaining teams are anything but safe.

Links after the jump.

Leafs Links:

Burke Has Made Some Schrewd Deals

A look at Burke’s successful run of wheeling and dealing, from Mike Ulmer at

Center of Attention : What lies within?

Another excellent fanpost from PPP on the Leafs organizational depth at centre.

Leafs’ Chance Takers, 2010-11 Regular Season

Slava Duris at The Leafs Nation compiles the Leafs‘ individual shooting percentages from this past season.

Playoff Links:

Ex-Canadien Ryder evens series in OT

Bruins even the series after a two-goal performance - including the OT winner - from Michael Ryder.

Video: Andrew Ference celebrates by giving Habs fans the finger

Ference flips the bird to the Montreal faithful at the Bell Centre last night.

Bruins ‘expected better’ from Kaberle

Kaberle not playing up to par according to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli.

Ilya Bryzgalov won’t play in Winnipeg because it has no parks

Bryzgalov sounds off about his disinterest in potentially moving to Winnipeg.

Lady Byng Trophy Finalists: Eriksson vs. Lidstrom vs. St. Louis

Nominations unveiled for the league’s most sportsmanlike player.

Ducks’ Ruutu suspended on game for late hit on Preds’ Erat

Ruutu assessed third suspension of NHL playoffs.

Last Night in Leafs Prospects:

After suffering a disheartening 8-1 loss to Owen Sound on Tuesday, the Windsor Spitfires roared back to win game two by a score of 4-2. Jesse Blacker scored his fourth of the post season midway through the second period to give the Attack a 2-1 lead heading into the final frame. Taylor Carnevale led the Spitfires with four assists in Windsor’s comeback victory.

Your Say:

Can the Bruins comeback and defeat the Canadiens at home in game five? How can Vancouver regroup and overcome the Blackhawks’ resurgence last night? What were your thoughts on Roberto Luongo’s performance between the pipes… have the Blackhawks solved him?