Habs Rout Bruins

Apr 15, 2004

2004 Playoffs

Saku Koivu scored a goal and had two assists and Jose Theodore made 43 saves as the Montreal Canadiens stayed alive in the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.

"We all knew they were going to come out really strong, and they did that," Theodore said. "They had the momentum, they were throwing the hits, and they were getting a lot of shots."

The Canadiens cut the Bruins' lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to two games to one and face elimination again in Game Six on Saturday in Montreal.

Red Wings Back On Track
The Detroit Red Wings scored two goals early in the first period on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators and a three games to one lead in the first-round series.

"When you have the lead, you force them to take chances," Detroit's Brendan Shanahan said. "In the other games, they had the lead and were able to just sit back and protect."

Henrik Zetterberg, Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan and Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings, who can finish the series in Game 6 on Saturday in Nashville.

Sharks Finish Off Blues
The San Jose Sharks advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Mark Smith, Brad Stuart and Mike Ricci scored and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 21 shots for the second-seeded Sharks, who took the series four games to one.

Flames Take Lead
Jarome Iginla scored the game-winning goal in the third period as the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 for a three games to two lead in the series.

Craig Conroy also scored for the Flames, who have not won a playoff series since winning the Stanley Cup in 1989.

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