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.

MONTREAL -- Milan Lucic was tossed from Tuesday's Game 6 at Bell Centre early in the second period for a hit on Jaroslav Spacek that left the Canadiens defenseman on the ice with blood dripping from his head. 

Lucic was assessed a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct 4:37 into the second. Moments later, Patrice Bergeron took a delay-of-game penalty for flipping the puck over the glass in the defensive zone and the Canadiens capitalized for their second 5-on-3 power play goal of the game as Brian Gionta scored. 

MONTREAL -- Although the Bruins hold a 3-2 series lead over the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, much emphasis has been placed on the difficulty of closing out the Habs in Tuesday in Game 6 to prevent a possible Game 7. B's coach Claude Julien acknowledged the challenge, but noted his team isn't the only one needing an important win.

Before taking his team north for a Game 6 showdown with the Canadiens Tuesday night at Bell Centre, Bruins coach Claude Julien said he is fairly condifident that the Canadiens won't engage the Bruins in a physical battle because they would likely lose that kind of game. 

For the third time in four seasons, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has been named as one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the top defenseman in the NHL. Chara, who won the award in 2009, led the league with a plus-33 rating and recorded 44 points, including 14 goals and 30 assists.

You know, the Bruins have won four in a row before. 



Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the playoff series vs. the Canadiens. The Bruins take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 Tuesday night in Montreal.

Bruins defenseman Tomas Kaberle spoke Sunday about the Bruins' stuggles on the power play (the team is 7-for-80 since acquiring him in late February) and how he's fared in his Boston tenure. Expected to be a major addition, Kaberle has not impacted the team as well as many anticipated, and it isn't out of the question to wonder whether the team could be hesitant about re-signing the pending free agent this summer. 

The Bruins did not practice Sunday after their 2-1 victory in double-overtime over the Canadiens on Saturday night, though select members of the team and coach Claude Julien were at TD Garden to discuss the state of affairs with the team leading the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 3-2.