Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas joined Mut & Merloni Thursday to discuss the B's Eastern Conference quarterfinals win over the Canadiens. In talking with Mike Mutnansky and Lou Merloni, Thomas said he does not respect the play of Habs defenseman P.K. Subban, who appeared to dive in an attempt to draw a penalty on Gregory Campbell with Montreal already on the power play late in the first period Wednesday. 

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters Thursday that defenseman Andrew Ference will not be suspended for his collision with Canadiens forward Jeff Halpern in the third period of Boston's 4-3 overtime win over Montreal Wednesday. 

Halpern went down hard after hitting the shoulder of Ference in the Bruins' zone, and it was reported following the game that Ference would have a phone hearing with the league at 11 a.m. on Thursday. 

Let's get this out of the way: What I don't know about hockey could fill the Grand Canyon about 500 times over. 

There's a reason why I never write about the Bruins. I would really, really suck at it. I'd be better use for WEEI.com covering the elections in Zimbabwe. I'm a 36 handicap when it comes to hockey knowledge.



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Maybe Andrew Ference was right. History is for dorks.



For the second time in the series with the Canadiens, Nathan Horton sat on the press conference dais after scoring a game-winning overtime goal. But this time, his score in extra time not only won the game, it ended the series and sent the Bruins onto a second-round rematch with the Flyers starting this weekend in Philadelphia. Horton, who won Game 5 in double-overtime Saturday night, blasted a shot past a screened Carey Price with 14:17 left in overtime that won Game 7, 4-3. 

According to a tweet from TSN's Bob McKenzie, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will have a hearing with the league at 11 a.m. Thursday regarding his hit on Canadiens forward Jeff Halpern in the third period of the B's 4-3 overtime win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Halpern remained on the ice after colliding with the B's defenseman's shoulder in the Bruins' zone.

Thanks to the Bruins' 4-3 win over the Canadiens in Game 7 Wednesday night, the Bruins will get a shot at redemption against the Flyers. Philadelphia eliminated the B's in the second round last season after Boston held a 3-0 lead in both the series and in Game 7. Following Wednesday night's game, B's coach Claude Julien noted that the team was fighting vs. the Habs for another crack at the Flyers.

Nathan Horton blew a slapshot past Carey Price with 14:17 left in overtime to give the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Canadiens in Game 7 Wednesday night, sending the Bruins onto the Eastern Conference semifinals. With the win over the Canadiens at TD Garden, the Bruins advance to play the Flyers this weekend in Philadelphia in a rematch of their epic playoff meeting from last year. 

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has seen the Bruins come up short in Game 7 multiple times. The team has seen their last three seasons end in such games, and on Wednesday they will go for their first Game 7 victory since 1994. The 32-year-old said prior to Wednesday night's game vs. the Canadiens that he isn't worried about the past. 

"I'm not big on the history," Ference said. "I always kind of laugh when they say 'all-time records' or 'in past years, the Bruins have done this or that.'

According to a tweet from Nick Kypreos of Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, Bruins forward Milan Lucic will not be suspended by the NHL for his hit on Jaroslav Spacek that earned him an ejection from Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Canadiens. Lucic received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for slamming Spacek's head into the boards in the second period. The Canadiens scored on an eventual 5-on-3 power play and won the game to force Wednesday night's Game 7.