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.

National and local media predictions are starting to come in about Bruins-Canadiens Game 7 Wednesday night at TD Garden. Now you have your chance to weigh in with your own prediction. Vote in our poll at the Big Bad Blog. And make sure to check out our hourly updates leading up to the 7 p.m. showdown.

Somehow, you just knew from the puck drop in Game 1 that “Bruins-Canadiens Part XXXIII: This Time, It's Personal” was going to come down to a Game 7. And while I have every hope and faith it's going to go well Wednesday night and the Bruins will move on, it's still worth pointing out that I'd rather be us than them.



JERRY THORNTON

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MONTREAL — As the final seconds ticked off the clock at 9:40 p.m. in Montreal Tuesday night, a different countdown began. While the clock at Bell Centre read 00:00, a clock of about 21 hours and 40 minutes started for one team’s last game of the season. 



MONTREAL -- The question of whether the Bruins will make it to the Eastern Conference semifinals remains unanswered, but their opponent should they win Game 7 has been revealed. The Flyers beat the Sabres, 5-2, in Game 7 of their series to advance to the second round. Should the Bruins beat the Habs in Game 7 Wednesday at TD Garden, they would head to Philadelphia, where they would be hosted by the second-seeded Flyers.

MONTREAL -- Moments after losing Game 6 to the Canadiens, 2-1, on a pair of 5-on-3 goals, Bruins veteran Mark Recchi admitted he and his teammates need to do a better job of cashing in on their power-play chances. While the Canadiens scored a pair of two-man advantage goals, the Bruins were 0-for-4 on the power play, making them scoreless in 19 chances during the series. 

"We had opportunities, but it wasn't good enough for power play on our end," Recchi said. "Five-on-five, we were terrific. They got a couple of 5-on-3 goals."

MONTREAL -- Mike Cammalleri and Brian Gionta scored 5-on-3 goals and Carey Price made 31 saves as the Canadiens beat the Bruins 2-1 Tuesday night at Bell Centre to force a Game 7 Wednesday night at TD Garden. 

The game featured several controversial calls, starting with an apparent goal by Brian Gionta just under four minutes into the game when when Tim Thomas lost possession of the puck to his right. But as Gionta poked in the rebound, the play was whistled dead when referree Kevin Pollack lost sight of the puck and the play was ruled no goal.