It was an eventful second period in Boston for Montreal sniper Max Pacioretty.
Pacioretty, the NHL’s fourth-leading goalscorer this season with 39, netted his second in as many games on Wednesday night, whipping home a David Desharnais pass to give Montreal a 2-0 lead in Game 7 over the Bruins:
It was a big moment for “Patch,” who struggled in the first five games of the series, failing to find the back of the net while registering just two assists. Tonight’s goal gave him three points in the last two games, but the good vibes were muted when Pacioretty took a holding the stick penalty against Dougie Hamilton, which led to this Jarome Iginla marker:
That goal — assisted by Torey Krug and David Krejci — was huge for the Bruins, the first they’ve scored on Carey Price in 104 minutes of action.
Montreal went into the second intermission holding a 2-1 lead.