2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Montreal Canadiens Take Game 1

Francois GendronSenior Writer IApril 15, 2011

Carey Price stops Brad Marchand.
Carey Price stops Brad Marchand.

Carey Price won his duel with Tim Thomas yesterday and allowed the Canadiens to win Game 1 of this first-round series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.

Price made the difference as he stopped a total of 31 shots on goal while his opponent, Thomas, allowed a goal on the very first shot of the game.

 

With two goals, Brian Gionta was the offensive star in this one. The team captain scored his first goal of the game early in the contest after a turnover from defenseman Tomas Kaberle. Scott Gomez brilliantly threw the loose puck across the ice to Gionta for the goal.

Gionta scored his second goal with less than four minutes to play in the third period. His slap shot, coming from the wing, found a hole under Thomas' right arm to trickle in the net—a very bad goal to allow when your team is trying to tie the game.

Scott Gomez also printed his name twice on the score sheet with two assists. Before the start of the series, Gomez committed himself to a better offensive production and delivered during Game 1.

Final score: Montreal Canadiens 2, Boston Bruins 0 (Montreal leads the series by 1-0).


(Picture: Carey Price stops Brad Marchand, Getty Images.)

Related

    Where Did NFL Playoff Losers Go Wrong?

    Featured logo
    Featured

    Where Did NFL Playoff Losers Go Wrong?

    Sean Tomlinson
    via Bleacher Report

    Super Bowl Will Be Closer Than 'Brady vs. Foles'

    Featured logo
    Featured

    Super Bowl Will Be Closer Than 'Brady vs. Foles'

    Mike Tanier
    via Bleacher Report

    Cavs' Problems Trace Back to Failed Trade

    Featured logo
    Featured

    Cavs' Problems Trace Back to Failed Trade

    Scott Sargent
    via Bleacher Report

    Bortles Can't Hold Jags Back Anymore

    Featured logo
    Featured

    Bortles Can't Hold Jags Back Anymore

    Brent Sobleski
    via Bleacher Report