Bruins beat Canadiens in shootout; Game told through Storify

The Bruins and Canadiens met Wednesday night in Montreal for their sixth and final meeting of the 2012 regular season. The game was reminiscent of the two team’s seven game first round playoff matchup last season. Both were characterized by fast play, great goals, and high intensity.

The desperate Canadiens needed a win to stay relevant in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Bruins were also in need of a win, entering Wednesday’s game with a record of just 3-5 since their visit with President Obama at the White House on Jan. 23.

The Bruins held a 3-1 lead entering the third period. However, goals by Max Pacioretty (3:34) and Erik Cole (11:12) tied the game for Montreal with less than 10 minutes left in the final period. The game remained deadlocked after 60 minutes of play.

Despite beginning overtime on a 4-3 man advantage thanks to a 3rd period carryover penalty, the Bruins could not take capitalize and find a way to score the game-winner. Neither could the Canadiens, and as a result the game progressed into a shootout.

Tim Thomas proved why he deserved last season’s Vezina Trophy as he stopped all three Montreal shootout attempts. David Krejci hit the post on the Bruins first try and All-Star Tyler Seguin scored the winner with a blast past Montreal goaltender, Carey Price.

Take  a look at how I captured the game with a social media angle on Storify. 


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