According to TSN, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Carey Price made 26 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins 4-0 in game six of the Atlantic Division Final on Monday. With the victory, the best out of seven series is now tied at three games apiece.
Price, a gold medalist for Canada in men's hockey from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, recorded the fourth playoff shutout of his career. Ironically all four playoff shutouts have come against the Boston Bruins. A native of Anahim Lake, British Columbia, Price seems to be at the top of his game at the moment after missing eight games in the regular season with a lower body injury.
In game six on Monday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jarome Iginla of Edmonton, Alberta led the Bruins with six shots, but none could find their way past Price. Iginla won the Olympic gold medal for Canada at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
This is the 34th time in the franchise history of the Bruins that they are facing the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs. To date Montreal has won 24 of the 33 series. This will also be the eighth time there will be a game seven between the Bruins and Canadiens. Montreal has won five of seven game sevens against their Atlantic Division rivals.
Game seven of the series will take place on Wednesday. It will be one day after the Pittsburgh Penguins play the New York Rangers in game seven of the Metropolitan Division Final.
In the Western Conference, there will be two game sixes in the next forty-eight hours. In the Central Division, the Chicago Blackhawks can eliminate the Minnesota Wild with a victory this evening. Meanwhile in the Pacific Division, the Anaheim Ducks can eliminate the Los Angeles Kings with a victory tomorrow night. On Monday, Devante Smith-Pelly scored twice as Anaheim beat Los Angeles 4-3 to take a 3-2 series lead.