Bruins' faith in Michael Ryder pays off

Winger helps Boston tie up series with two goals in Game 4, including OT winner

Updated: April 22, 2011, 8:54 AM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

MONTREAL -- For Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien, the playoffs are about "players stepping up," and sometimes it's the most unexpected players that deliver in the clutch.

That's exactly what happened for the Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night when winger Michael Ryder -- who came into Game 4 with only one goal in his past 20 games -- found his scoring touch again with two goals, the second at 1:59 into overtime to give the Bruins a 5-4 win at the Bell Centre and tie ...

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