Bruins Go Up 2-0

Apr 9, 2004

2004 Playoffs

Patrice Bergeron scored 1:26 into overtime as the Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens to take a two games to none lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

"In our dressing room, I don't know if anyone looks at him as a rookie," Bruins coach Mike Sullivan said. "He has done nothing but impress us all year long. From Day 1, he just raised eyebrows. He really understands the game for a guy his age. For most of us, it takes a couple hundred games to figure it out."

Michael Nylander scored in the first period and the Bruins held the 1-0 lead until Patrice Brisebois tied the game in the second period.

Game 3 is on Sunday in Montreal.

Avalanche Roll On
Peter Forsberg and Alex Tanguay scored for the second straight game and had an assist each and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 for two games to none lead in the first-round series.

"If you work hard, you will get the breaks," Forsberg said . "If you go to the net hard, you are going to score those goals."

Special teams played a deciding role as Dallas went 1-for-7 on the power-play and gave up three goals while killimg penalties.

"We are a better team than that," Stars coach Dave Tippett said. "We have battled back from adversity before, and we are going to have to do it again."

Flames Pull Even
Jarome Iginla and Matthew Lombardi scored 50 seconds apart in the first period as the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 to even the Western Conference quarterfinal series one games apiece.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 25 saves for the Flames, who won their first playoff game since 1995.

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