Bruins Break Power-Play Drought to Take 3-2 Series Lead Over Canadiens
(BOSTON) -- The Boston Bruins broke an 0-for-39 postseason power-play goal streak against the Montreal Canadiens en route to winning Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal Saturday night, 4-2.
The Bruins now lead the series 3-2.
Reilly Smith broke the power-play drought when he re-directed Dougie Hamilton's shot past Carey Price 1:04 into the second period. Jerome Iginla followed that up by scoring on a power-play just 32 seconds later to give the B's a 3-0 lead.
"It's been a little bit. We all know that," said Iginla, who just joined the team this season. "Guys are on it, and we want to come through on the power play."
Tuukka Rask made 29 saves for the Bruins, which are now one win away from making back-to-back Eastern Conference finals.
Game 6 is Monday night in Montreal.
"I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's going to be a tough game," Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk said. "You have to be prepared for everything, because you can't expect anything less from that team."
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