Matt Fraser scored at 1 minute, 19 seconds of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night in Montreal, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.
Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up Wednesday from Providence of the American Hockey League, Fraser jumped into a scramble in front of goalie Carey Price and slid the puck under him into the net.
Fraser scored after Johnny Boychuk's shot from the point took a high hop off the end boards, and Price and defenseman Mike Weaver had trouble controlling the bouncing puck.
Game 5 will be played Saturday night in Boston.
Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for Boston, and Price stopped 34 shots.
Randy Carlyle is coming back as Maple Leafs coach next season.
General manager Dave Nonis said Thursday that he and new team president Brendan Shanahan "decided together that Randy Carlyle was the right person to lead this team." Carlyle and the Leafs agreed to a two-year contract extension, but assistants Dave Farrish, Greg Cronin, and Scott Gordon will not be returning next season.
A Wild time
The Minnesota Wild are bracing for more aggression from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Minnesota won a slower Game 3 to cut Chicago's lead in the series to two games to one. Game 4 is Friday in St. Paul, Minn., and the Blackhawks will be fired up to get their attack back on track.
The Wild have some remedies for that. The centers on their first three lines, Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund, and Erik Haula, bring defensive-minded games that make them a good fit in their system.
- Associated Press