The Boston Bruins picked up a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens Monday behind an overtime goal from Brad Marchand. The B’s move to 39-19-5 on the season.
Boston got on the board first when Connor Clifton took a slapshot from the point, and it rebounded off the pad of Jake Allen and onto the stick of Erik Haula, who slid a pass over to Marchand for the one-timer goal halfway through the first period.
About halfway through the second though, Dennis Savard dangled his way into the slot before backhanding one top shelf past Jeremy Swayman to tie it at 1. The Habs then took advantage of Marchand’s intercepted pass just over a minute into the third as Joel Armia roofed one past Swayman shorthanded on a 2-on-0 breakaway to give Montreal the 2-1 lead.
The Bruins would have an answer though, as with three minutes left in regulation Craig Smith slid a cross-ice pass to Clifton, who two-touched it past Allen five-hole to tie it at 2-2.
Just over 30 seconds in, Marchand would pot the overtime-winner after Erik Haula fed Marchand in the slot before walking in and fooling Allen with a deke and putting it by him with the backhand.
The Bruins will return home and take on the Lightning Thursday night, in what will likely be Hampus Lindholm’s first game with the club after being acquired by the team and signing an eight-year extension.