FOXBOROUGH — Didn’t take long for Montreal to get on the board at Gillette.
Just 74 seconds into the 2016 Winter Classic, Habs forward David Desharnais banged home his eighth goal of the season to give the Canadiens a quick 1-0 lead on the Bruins.
The nature of Desharnais’ goal was fitting — a lot of bounces, on a playing surface where the puck is, and will likely continue to, hop and skip a fair bit.
At 1:14 of the first period, the goal was also one of the fastest in Winter Classic history, though not the fastest. That came at the first-ever Winter Classic in 2008, when then-Penguins forward Colby Armstrong scored 21 seconds in.