McAvoy, Coyle lead Bruins to 5-2 win over Canadiens

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Freaky goal breaks tie in third period.

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Pat Hickey  •  Montreal Gazette

Publishing date:

Nov 14, 2021  •  3 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  8 Comments

Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry (26) defends Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) during the second period at TD Garden in Boston on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Photo by Paul Rutherford /USA TODAY Sports Article content

A freak goal by Charlie Coyle snapped a 2-2 tie as the Boston Bruins rallied in the third period to defeat the Canadiens 5-2 Sunday at at TD Garden.


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Samuel Montembeault, who was playing in place of the injured Jake Allen, stopped a shot from David Pastrnak, but the bounce went Boston’s way when Jeff Petry’s attempt to clear the puck into the corner hit Coyle’s visor and bounced into the net.

Defenceman Charlie McAvoy tied the score when he scored his second goal of the game on a power play at 2:14 of the third period. Coyle added an insurance goal midway through the period and Taylor Hall completed the scoring with an empty-netter.

Allen suffered a concussion when Dylan Larkin was pushed into the crease late in the first period in Detroit Saturday. Montembeault gave up goals on the first two shots he…

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