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February 11, 2019
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MONTREAL -- Rookie Matt Fraser got to live a dream he had many times while growing up in Red Deer, Alta. Fraser, called up Wednesday from AHL Providence and playing his first career NHL playoff game, scored 1:19 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Thursday night. The 23-year-old jumped into a scramble in front of goalie Carey Prices net and slid the puck under him into the net. "It was bouncing around and I was just swatting at it as hard as I could and hoping it would hit something," said Fraser. "Price is such a good goalie. He doesnt give out a lot of rebounds. I might have got lucky there, but the puck wound up in the back of the net. "Its something I dreamed about many times on the outdoor rinks growing up. Its every kids dream to score in overtime." Johnny Boychuks point shot had taken a high hop off the end boards and Price and defenceman Mike Weaver had trouble controlling the bouncing puck. "It came around on the other side and it bounced over my stick and I lost it," said Price. "Somebody yelled over, so I looked over my left shoulder. Obviously it wasnt there. Then they poked it in on the other side." The victory knotted the best-of-seven series at 2-2, and the Bruins took back home ice advantage heading into Game 5 on Saturday night in Boston. The Bruins outshot Montreal 34-33 in an intense, sometimes nervously played game that was less a goaltending duel between Price and Tuukka Rask as a match of determined, defensive teams. "We knew how tight this series would be," said Boston coach Claude Julien. "It doesnt mean any more than that weve tied the series. Its been tight every game. "It was important to get back in the series, but I dont think weve played our best hockey. Weve played hard, but Ive seen us play better. You hope the win here will help us get better and well go from there." Asked about Rasks play, Julien said: "He was good. We didnt give up three breakaways, that helped." They gave up a partial breakaway in the second period, but Brian Gionta could only shovel the puck at the net and Rask made the save. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien called it trench warfare. He found no fault with his side, either, except that they didnt get a puck past Rask. "This was a hard-nosed game between two well-prepared teams," he said. "We lost a battle in front of the net on the winning goal, but Im pleased with our teams effort. "All the games have been close and it wont be different next game." There were 21 goals scored by both teams in the first three games, there had not been a period without a goal, but there was little room to move in this one. It marked the first time since 1935 that Boston won a playoff game 1-0 in OT and the first time Boston and Montreal went scoreless in regulation time in the playoffs since 1953, when Elmer Lach got the OT game-winner for the Canadiens. Bostons Carl Soderberg had the best chance in the final minute of the first frame after P.K. Subbans blind back pass was intercepted, but Price looked to get a piece of it as it went off the cross-bar. Another goal-less period followed as shooters misfired, particularly Max Pacioretty on a setup from Thomas Vanek, and both goalies held their ground. Each team went on the power play once, but even that failed to break the deadlock. The Canadiens went on the attack in the third, peppering the Boston net and outshooting the Bruins 14-7. But the Bruins got a power play and Reilly Smith hit a goalpost, only to see Brian Gionta stoned by Rask alone in front of the net at the other end a moment later. Then Fraser ended it in OT. "Words cant even describe that feeling," said Fraser. "I just watched the replay of it and I dont even want to begin to try to explain that because its something I wish that every kid could feel." Fraser skated on Bostons third line with Soderberg and Loui Eriksson and got 14:44 of ice time and two shots on goal. Julien liked what he saw. "It was no doubt a little nerve-wracking for him but to me it didnt show on the ice," said Julien. "He was poised, made some good decisions, he was strong with the puck and in his decision-making. "We were talking about him and I said hes been really good for us tonight and there was no doubt he was going to play in overtime." Notes: Fraser played in place of Jordan Caron. Matt Bartkowski stepped in on defence for Andrej Meszaros. . . Montreal made no changes. . . Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr attended the game. Chase Daniel Bears Jersey . 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Joel Iyiegbuniwe Bears Jersey . -- Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field Thursday.Anaheim is on its second seven-game winning streak of the season as it continues to add to its NHL-leading point total. A matchup in Toronto with a Maple Leafs team thats also on a roll isnt an ideal place for the Ducks to continue their Canadian swing. Anaheim has won only three times in Toronto since joining the NHL, and in tonights visit will take on a Leafs squad looking to extend its season-high winning streak to six. Viewers in the Maple Leafs region can watch the game live at 7pm et. on TSN4. Toronto (18-9-3) has had no trouble scoring during its win streak. The Maple Leafs had at least three goals for the fourth time in those five games Sunday, beating visiting Los Angeles 4-3 in a shootout. They blew a 2-0 lead and needed a goal from James van Riemsdyk at the 8:49 mark of the third period to send the game to overtime, and Joffrey Lupul had the only goal in the shootout. We think this groups got more to give, coach Randy Carlyle said. We think we still have some areas we definitely need to clean up and work on. And were going to continue to be a work in progress, I think as every team is. Toronto has won four straight and eight of nine at home, where it owns the most wins in the NHL at 13. The Leafs are 12-2-1 with four ties on their own ice against Anaheim, which is tied for the most road victories in the league. We were excited about yesterdays game to measure ourselves against the champs, Lupul told the teams website. We have to look at Anaheim the same way; its a team that is having success year in and year out. A lot of really skilled players and we look at it as another challenge and measuring stick for us. The Leafs will start Jonathan Bernier in net after James Reimer backstopped the team over the Kings on Sunday. The Ducks (21-6-5) also won seven in a row Oct. 11-24 and are undefeated this month. They opened a five-game trip against teams located in Canada with a 4-2 win over Edmonton on Friday and a 4-1 victory the next night against Winnipeg. It was Anaheims third game in four nights, and the last three contests of this trip will allso be played in four nights.dddddddddddd The Ducks are in the midst of playing seven of eight on the road, where theyve won four straight and are 11-3-2. To come in and play like we did, Im really proud of the guys tonight, said coach Bruce Boudreau, whose team arrived in Winnipeg at 3 a.m. Good depth, good resiliency, want to win. All of those things. They think when they go out there every night they should win, and when they play hard enough they usually do. Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Jakob Silfverberg, Nate Thompson and Andrew Cogliano also scored and Frederik Andersen made 27 saves. Andersen has been in net for each win this month as the Ducks have averaged 3.71 goals. Getzlaf has four goals and 10 assists in the last eight games and fellow center Ryan Kesler has scored four times and added two assists in the past five. They are first and second on the team with 33 and 24 points. (Getzlaf) is stepping it up, Boudreau said. He and Ryan Kesler are taking the bull by the horns. Theyre leading in a positive direction. When those two guys are on top of their game, it makes it really good on us. 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