Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NHL Playoffs 2011: Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins

Our archive of the first round games between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins.

We'll offer up results, summaries and items of note as the two Eastern Division rivals seek to move on in the 2011 playoffs.

Boston wins the series 4 games to 3 

Thursday, April 14-- Montreal 2 at Boston 0 
Saturday, April 16-- Montreal 3 at Boston 1  
Monday, April 18--  Boston 4 at Montreal  2
Thursday, April 21-- Boston 5 at Montreal 4 (1 OT) 
Saturday, April 23-- Montreal 1 at Boston 2 (2 OT) 
Tuesday, April 26-- Boston 1 at Montreal  2

** If necessary

Game Seven, April 27

Globe and Mail-- Bruins dream continues after downing Habs in OT
Globe and Mail-- Montreal fans behave themselves
National Post-- Bruins exorcise ghosts in win vs. Montreal
Montreal Gazette-- Boston Bruins eliminate Montreal Canadiens in OT
Montreal Gazette-- Canadiens need more size, scoring
Montreal Gazette-- We battled to the end, Price says
Boston Herald-- Nathan Horton hears a Woo! Bruins win Game 7 ... 
Boston Globe--

Game Six, April 26

Montreal Gazette-- Habs heading back to Boston for Game 7
Montreal Gazette-- Habs fans keep cool in the rain
Montreal Gazette-- Price, teammates block lots of rubber
Montreal Gazette-- Lucic's hit leaves a mark - on the scoreboard
Montreal Gazette-- Habs-Bruins series an example of what makes hockey beautiful
Boston Globe-- Bruins reach their defining moment
Boston Globe-- To the limit
Boston Herald-- Power lines zap hopes
Boston Herald-- Bruins up against a Game 7
Boston Herald-- Milan Lucic awaits word on possible suspension
Boston Herald-- Brian Gionta, Hal Gill team up to help Habs
Boston Herald-- Ex-defenseman Galley likes Norris nominees
Boston Herald-- Habs get good guidance
Globe and Mail-- Habs not ready to celebrate yet 
Globe and Mail-- Habs-Bruins game not exactly a classic
National Post-- Lucic's thoughtless moment means Game 7 
National Post-- Canadiens win 'strange game' to force Game 7

Game Five, April 23

Montreal Gazette-- Martin, Habs keeping the faith
Montreal Gazette-- Habs not ready to give up despite loss
Montreal Gazette-- Subban comes of age vs. Bruins
Montreal Gazette-- 'Tank isn't empty,' Martin says of Habs
Montreal Gazette-- Habs want dream of Game 7 to take flight
Montreal Gazette-- Habs have blown chances against Bruins
Montreal Gazette-- Bruins pest Brad Marchand thumbs nose at Max Pacioretty tweet
Montreal Gazette-- Michael Ryder's glove may have saved day for Bruins
Montreal Gazette-- Montreal rapper Annakin Slayd goes viral with Habs anthem
Montreal Gazette-- Nathan Horton breaks Habs' hearts in double OT
Montreal Gazette-- "A great hockey game," says Jacques Martin
Montreal Gazette-- Harris fudges the facts in Bruins-Canadiens column
Globe and Mail-- Desperate times for Canadiens
Globe and Mail-- Habs agonizingly close to the edge of the postseason cliff
Globe and Mail-- Habs' turn to deal with stress
Globe and Mail-- Canadiens confident they can stave off elimination

Game Four, April 21

Globe and Mail-- Michael Ryder uses stick and glove to save Bruins
Globe and Mail-- Bruins edge Habs in double OT
Globe and Mail-- Bruins regain home-ice advantage
Globe and Mail-- Habs hope 'road advantage ' holds up with return to Boston
Globe and Mail-- Ference fined for making obscene gesture

Game Three, April 18

Globe and Mail-- Habs fall short against Bruins
Globe and Mail-- Chara return boosts B's to "W"
Globe and Mail-- Canadiens fell asleep at the switch
Montreal Gazette-- Bruins defeat Habs 4-2
Montreal Gazette-- Canadiens weren't focused, Price says
Montreal Gazette-- Chara's return to Bruins is a mixed bag
Montreal Gazette-- No surprise that the Canadiens came up short in Game 3
Boston Globe-- Life saver
Boston Globe-- Ice chopped up but win smooth things over
Boston Globe-- Chara's return a booster shot
Boston Globe-- A fast start helps the cause
Boston Herald-- Bruins answer the Bell
Boston Herald-- Score one for Tim Thomas
Boston Herald-- When push comes to shove, Chris Kelly steps up
Boston Herald-- Zdeno Chara stands tall for Bruins
Boston Herald-- Put Claude Julien blame on ice
Boston Herald-- Bruins must keep it simple, play system

Game Two, April 16

Globe and Mail-- Habs have upper hand on Bruins
Globe and Mail-- Canadiens not concerned about Chara
Globe and Mail-- Habs power past slumping Bruins
Globe and Mail-- Bruins scratch Chara from Game 2
Globe and Mail-- Bruins captain Zdeno Chara hospitalized overnight for dehydration
National Post-- Resolute Canadiens suffocating Bruins
Montreal Gazette-- Bruins left with a sick feeling
Montreal Gazette-- Bitter Boston columnist adds fuel to Habs-Bruins fire
Montreal Gazette-- Desperate times in Boston
Montreal Gazette-- Remarkable start for underdogs
Montreal Gazette-- Canadiens' Subban is 'all business'
Montreal Gazette-- Canadiens deserve some credit
Montreal Gazette-- Habs now favoured over Bruins
Montreal Gazette-- Zdeno Chara's status unclear for Habs-Bruins Game 3
Montreal Gazette-- Canadiens head home with Bruins in double trouble
Montreal Gazette-- 'No time to be happy,' Habs' Michael Cammalleri says
Boston Herald-- Bruins in meed of a 'Miracle'
Boston Herald-- Zdeno Chara makes the trip
Boston Herald-- Enigmatic Bruins running out of time

Game One, April 14
National Post-- Old formula works wonders for Montreal
National Post-- Price gets another shot at saviour
Globe and Mail-- Habs take opening victory
Montreal Gazette-- Habs' Gomez steps up his play
Montreal Gazette-- Habs get jump on Bruins, 2-0
Montreal Gazette-- Habs: Once again, goaltending steals show
Montreal Gazette-- Price has earned respect
Boston Globe--  Bleu, blank, et rouge
Boston Globe-- This could translate into something you hate to see
Boston Globe-- They didn't go bump on this night
Boston Herald-- First-round knockdown
Boston Herald-- Bruins lost in translation
Boston Herald-- Carey Price's right in Game 1
Boston Herald-- Ex-Devils Scott Gomez, Brian Gionta leave burn

Series Preview
Montreal Gazette-- Handicapping the matchup
Montreal Gazette-- Beantown buzzing with anticipation
Montreal Gazette-- Gomez has been missing in action
Montreal Gazette-- Price and Fleury merit Hart vote
Montreal Gazette-- Scott Gomez can't explain his awful season
Montreal Gazette-- Habs - Bruins will be battle of goalies
Montreal Gazette-- Canadiens prepare for tough series
Montreal Gazette-- Chara should be strong Norris candidate: Boston GM
Montreal Gazette-- Habs - Bruins is a playoff match made in hockey heaven
Boston Globe-- Julien behind the 8-ball
Boston Globe-- First postseason could grow on Horton
Boston Herald-- Zdeno Chara delivers on hit 
Boston Herald-- Don't fret over Milan Lucic
Boston Herald-- Matchup made in hockey heaven
Boston Herald-- Spotlight on goalies as Canadiens face Bruins
Boston Herald-- Peter Chiarelli: Cops, Zdeno Chara won't mix
Globe and Mail-- Bruins expecting big things from Milan Lucic
Globe and Mail-- Canadiens youth prep for big test
National Post-- Bruins, Canadiens will keep emotions in check
National Post-- Chara still under police microscope in Montreal
National Post-- Canadiens-Bruins will be decided in net

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