Canadiens Advance

Apr 19, 2004

2004 Playoffs

Richard Zednik scored twice in the third period and Jose Theodore stopped 32 shots as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 2-0 in Game Seven of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

"It was good timing," Theodore said. "The guys played great tonight. The last couple of games I felt pretty good, and tonight I was just seeing the puck so well that I knew they would need a really good shot to beat me."

"When we lost the first game and were down 3-1 in the series, we never gave up," Alexei Kovalev said.

Montreal will face the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning in the next round.

"We had a lead in this series and left it to chance in Game Seven, and that's what happened," rookie goaltender Andrew Raycroft said. "We had just has much a chance as they did. It's just disappointing."

"I thought we played extremely hard tonight and played a great hockey game," Bruins coach Mike Sullivan added. "We certainly had our chances to score goals and I thought we deserved a better fate, but that's the nature of sports."

Flames Stun Canucks In OT
Martin Gelinas scored a power-play goal 1:25 into overtime as the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in the deciding Game 7 of the first-round series.

"It's been 15 years since we've had a second round," Jarome Iginla said. "Calgary is a great hockey city and I know it's been tough on the fans, and they deserve this."

Iginla scored twice and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 26 shots for the Flames, who won their first playoff series since 1989.

"Jarome Iginla tonight was a dominating player," Calgary coach Darryl Sutter said. "In my 25 years, the game tonight was as dominating as I've seen one player in one game of playoff hockey."

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