Bruins trail Habs after one

DJ Bean
March 08, 2011 - 3:19 pm

Lars Eller had period to remember, and as a result the Canadiens lead the Bruins, 2-0, at the Bell Centre after one. Belmont native Paul Mara fired a wrist shot into traffic in front of Tuukka Rask, and Eller finished the play by sending his sixth of the season past Tuukka Rask at 8:21. He would make it 2-0 with 2:27 remaining in the period when he hanged deep in the Bruins' zone with the B's seemingly breaking it out. Travis Moen got the puck to Eller, who was all alone and scored his seventh easily. There was one fight in the period, with Johnny Boychuk being challenged (and beaten) by Ryan White after the B's blueliner tripped up P.K. Subban in the neutral zone. The B's got a power play out of it thanks to an instigator call on White, but failed to convert. Nathan Horton had the best opportunity, getting stuffed on a wraparound. The Habs also went 0-for-1 on the man advantage. With the Bruins on the penalty kill from a Tyler Seguin trip, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand had a 2-on-2, and when Bergeron's pass was a little ahead of Marchand, Carey Price decided against holding onto the puck and dropped it right in front of Marchand. A Canadiens stick knocked the puck away, but it was a blunder that could have cost the Habs' netminder.