Brad Marchand scored perhaps the best goal of the 2011 NHL season so far, adding on to scores from David Krejci and Benoit Pouliot to defeat the Montreal Candiens 3-2 at the TD Garden on Monday night. In the third period Tyler Seguin fed Marchand with a slick saucer pass and the feisty little guy known by his teammates as “squirrel” put a filthy move on Carey Price to score off-balance from the backhand.
Tim Thomas made 33 saves on the evening, playing at his usual superb level. The Canadiens were handed their second loss under new coach Randy Cunneyworth, who was a controversial choice for Montreal due to the fact that he does not speak French (their fans are a bunch of pansies…seriously, get over it). No matter what language their coach used, the Habs never had a chance in this one. The Bruins are dominating the League plain and simple. After dropping two in a row to Montreal in October, the Bs have won 19 of 22 and while it is still relatively early, they look poised to make another run at the Stanley Cup. The Bruins will be gunning for their sixth strait win when they take on the Florida Panthers on Friday night in Boston.