Final OT

Series (Game 6 of 6)

Boston leads 3-2

Game 1: Tuesday, October 28th
Bruins2Final
Canadiens0
Game 2: Thursday, October 30th
Canadiens1Final
OT
Bruins0
Game 3: Tuesday, December 16th
Bruins1Final
OT
Canadiens1
Game 4: Saturday, January 31st
Bruins1Final
Canadiens0
Game 5: Thursday, February 26th
Canadiens3Final
OT
Bruins2
Game 6: Saturday, March 27th
Canadiens2Final
OT
Bruins3

Canadiens 2

(40-28-4, 91 pts)

Bruins 3

(39-18-7, 99 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 27, 2004

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 OT T
MTL 1 1 0 02
BOS 0 1 1 13

S. Samsonov (Bruins - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

P. Bergeron (Bruins - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

M. Ryder (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Montreal (40-28-7-3) at Boston (38-18-14-7) 7:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens again try to clinch a playoff berth on Saturday when they visit the Boston Bruins at the FleetCenter.

The Canadiens, who have 90 points, are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, 10 ahead of ninth-place Buffalo, which has five games remaining. Montreal only needs one point to secure just its second playoff berth in six seasons.

Montreal missed the playoffs three consecutive years before finishing eighth in the Eastern Conference in 2002. Last season Montreal finished 10th in the East.

The Canadiens could have clinched on Wednesday but lost at Buffalo, 2-1. One day later, they were blanked at home by Ottawa, 4-0.

The Bruins are in third place in the East with 97 points, one behind Philadelphia and one ahead of Toronto for the lead in the Northeast Division.

Boston had won consecutive games before being shut out by Toronto at home on Thursday, 3-0. The Bruins have been blanked at home a team-record eight times this season.

The Bruins are 2-1-0-2 against the Canadiens this season. Montreal has won both meetings here in overtime.

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