Looking back at Cup run: Game 1

April, 12, 2012
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BOSTON -- Since the Boston Bruins are attempting to become the first team since the Detroit Red Wings (1997, 1998) to repeat as Stanley Cup champions, we’ll take a look back and relive each playoff game from 2011 on each game day of the 2012 postseason.

Here’s the first one: On April 14, 2011, the Bruins hosted the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Canadiens’ Brian Gionta scored two goals, while goaltender Carey Price made 31 saves en route to a 2-0 victory at TD Garden.

“They played extremely well,” recalled Bruins forward Chris Kelly. “They got an early goal and it wasn’t the start we were hoping for, and not the results we were hoping for. Give them credit, they played a great game and followed that up with another good game. Hopefully this year goes a little different than last year.”

Boston will host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the quarterfinals Thursday night at TD Garden.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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