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Bruins top Canadiens on rookie Fraser's OT goal

Thursday, 05.08.2014 / 11:21 PM

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Bruins top Canadiens on rookie Fraser's OT goal
Boston Bruins 1, Montréal Canadiens 0
Three Stars of the Game
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask
SA: 33TOI: 61:19
GA: 0EV: 30-30
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: 1.000SH: 2-2
Carey Price
SA: 35TOI: 61:19
GA: 1EV: 30-31
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .971SH: 0-0
Matt Fraser
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 14:44

MONTREAL ( - Matt Fraser scored 1:19 into overtime in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at Bell Centre.

Fraser put a bouncing puck past Montreal goalie Carey Price to even the Eastern Conference Second Round series at 2-2.

Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for his second shutout of the playoffs, fifth of his career.

Price stopped 34 of 35 shots.

Game 5 is Saturday at TD Garden in Boston (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

Game 4 was the 10th time a playoff game between the two rivals has ended 1-0, and the first since April 15, 2008, when Montreal won Game 4 in Boston on its way to a 4-3 series win in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

The only other 1-0 playoff game between the teams decided in overtime was on April 16, 1953, at the Forum, when Elmer Lach scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal at 1:22 of the extra period.

Boston came closest to breaking the scoreless tie in the third. Reilly Smith fired a shot off the crossbar during the Bruins' second power play after Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin was called for boarding at 8:21 for his hit on David Krejci in the right corner.

Three minor penalties were called during regulation, two against Montreal. There were two minor penalties called in Game 3, one against each team.

Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban got the first penalty of the game at 7:05 of the second for holding after he spun Brad Marchand around behind the Montreal net.

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron's deflection tested Price early on the ensuing power play, but Boston failed to take advantage of that opportunity as well. The Bruins are 0-for-8 in the series with the man advantage.

Moments later, Montreal left wing Rene Bourque drove past Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk and reached across the goal mouth, but his attempt to stuff the puck into the left side went off the side of the net.

Matt Bartkowski got Boston's first penalty at 11:49 of the second period when he was called for holding Lars Eller behind the Bruins net.

Bruins center Carl Soderberg had the best scoring opportunity of the first period with less a minute to play when Boston took advantage of a turnover by Subban. Price made a left-pad save on Fraser's shot from the left side after the Bruins forward pounced on Subban's pass back off the boards behind the net. The rebound went to the slot. Soderberg fired a shot, but Price got his left arm on the puck, deflecting it up into the netting.

Subban later plunged to the ice to cut off Soderberg's pass from the right side on a 2-on-1 with Fraser.

The Canadiens, who scored a pair of breakaway goals in their 4-2 win in Game 3, got another opportunity to go in alone on Rask in the second. Lars Eller found Brian Gionta behind two Bruins defensemen at the blue line, but Rask denied the Montreal captain's backhand shot.

Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray drew a huge cheer from the crowd just past the midway point of the first period when he dropped Shawn Thornton to the ice with a check along the boards.

Defenseman Andrej Meszaros and forward Jordan Caron were left out of the Bruins lineup in favor of Matt Bartkowski and Fraser, the 23-year-old forward who was called up from Providence of the American Hockey League on Thursday.

Montreal coach Michel Therrien went with the same lineup he dressed for Game 3.

scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
1st OT Period
Matt Fraser (1) ASST: Carl Soderberg (3), Johnny Boychuk (1)
1 - 0 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
2nd Period
P.K. Subban  Holding against  Brad Marchand
Matt Bartkowski  Holding against  Lars Eller
3rd Period
Alexei Emelin  Boarding against  David Krejci
1st OT Period
goalie stats
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask
SA: 33TOI: 61:19
Saves: 33EV: 30 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: 1.000SH: 2 - 2
Carey Price
SA: 35TOI: 61:19
Saves: 34EV: 30 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .971SH: 0 - 0