NHL Playoffs: Montreal And Boston Tied.
An overtime period was necessary yesterday in Game Four of the first round series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.
Michael Ryder scored the game-winner and tied the series up at two games apiece.
The Canadiens had the advantage early on and struck first during the first period. Brent Sopel slapped one past goaltender Tim Thomas.
The Bruins tied the score early into the second period when Michael Ryder scored his first goal of the series. But the Canadiens replied with two quick goals. Michael Cammalleri and Andrei Kostitsyn scored their goals less than a minute apart. At that point, Montreal led 3-1 and looked poised to take a 3-1 series lead.
But Boston came roaring back before the end of the second period. Andrew Ference and Patrice Bergeron tied the score at 3 heading to the third period.
P.K. Subban gave Montreal a third lead in the game when his perfect wrist shot found it's way in Boston's net. But Boston tied the game once more with a little more than six minutes to play. Chris Kelly found a loose puck in front of Carey Price and pushed it in the net to tie the game once more.
Michael Ryder with his second goal of the game made the difference during the first overtime period.
Final score: Boston Bruins 5 - Montreal Canadiens 4 (The series is tied 2-2.)
The series is going back to Boston on Saturday for game five.