Weise, Pacioretty help Canadiens top Bruins

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Dale Weise and Max Pacioretty each had a goal
and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens completed a four-game season sweep of
the Boston Bruins with a 3-1 victory on Sunday.

Andrei Markov also scored and Carey Price made 34 saves for the Canadiens, who
were coming off a 6-2 win over New Jersey on Saturday.

Tuukka Rask stopped 31-of-33 shots and David Pastrnak supplied the lone goal
for Boston, which has not won a regular season home game against Montreal
since Jan. 12, 2012.

After neither team lit the lamp in the first period, Montreal struck quickly
in the second. Pacioretty spun around at the left circle and sent the puck on
net. Weise gathered the pass at the side of the cage and backhanded it into an
open net 38 seconds into the frame.

Pacioretty added a quick strike of his own off a 2-on-0 just 56 seconds into
the final stanza after Bruins defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Zdeno Chara
collided in the offensive zone. He took Weise’s lead pass through the neutral
zone and wristed a shot past Rask for a 2-0 game.

The Bruins made it a one-goal game with 4:31 left in regulation. Price made an
initial blocker save, but after a scramble in front, Pastrnak swatted a
bouncing puck on net. Price appeared to have the stopped the shot, but video
review showed that the puck crossed the goal line.

Boston pulled Rask with over a minute to play, but Markov sent the puck on the
vacated cage from the Canadiens’ blue line with 31 seconds remaining to seal
the win.

Game Notes

Canadiens forward David Desharnais tallied an assist on Weise’s marker and has
seven points in a four-game point streak … Montreal improved to 18-0-1 when
tied after the first period … Pacioretty had a game-high six shots.