NHL Game Summary - Boston at Montreal
(Tuesday, December 16th)
Final Score: Boston 1, Montreal 1
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Jose Theodore made 30 saves and Craig Rivet scored the lone goal for the Montreal Canadiens, as they skated to a 1-1 tie with the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre.
Andrew Raycroft stopped 28-of-29 shots and Brian Rolston tallied the Bruins' goal, as Boston is now unbeaten in its last two games after a five-game winless streak.
The Canadiens, now also unbeaten in back-to-back games, went 0-for-7 on the power play.
Montreal's Richard Zednik could have had a breakaway with less than 10 seconds remaining in the extra stanza, but the head-man pass by Mike Ribeiro was just out of reach.
Patrice Bergeron had the best chance for Boston in overtime after he undressed Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov, but couldn't get it by Theodore from point blank range.
Rivet got the Canadiens on the board first midway through the second period on his second marker of the year. Rivet, skating through the slot, tipped a wrist shot by Francis Bouillon out of mid-air over Raycroft's shoulder.
Rolston tied it less than two minutes later with his team-leading 12th of the season. Saku Koivu let Rolston go off a draw, as it proved to be costly when Hal Gill's point shot bounced right to Rolston on the doorstep, who easily backhanded the puck home into a wide-open net.
Montreal is 5-2-3 in its last ten games...Boston has taken points in 15 of its last 17 road games (9-2-3-3)...The Bruins were scoreless in four power-play chances...Canadiens defenseman Stephane Quintal left the game in the first period after getting a cut above the eye from a high-stick...He returned for the start of the second.
12/16 22:49:47 ET