x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Wheeler on target to sink the Canadiens

Blake Wheeler scored the only goal in a shoot-out to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Blake Wheeler nets for the Boston Bruins.
Blake Wheeler nets for the Boston Bruins.

Blake Wheeler scored the only goal in a shoot-out to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Following a scoreless opening period in the game on Saturday, Andrei Kostitsyn put Montreal on the scoreboard early in the second before Boston hit back with efforts from Milan Lucic and Matt Hunwick. With just over three minutes remaining, Tom Kostopoulos deflected the puck over the shoulder of Boston netminder Tim Thomas to force overtime but the Canadiens could not complete the rally.

Thomas, who entered the contest with the NHL's lowest goals against average, denied all three Montreal shooters while Wheeler made the first attempt count, twisting around Carey Price to clinch the victory. * Reuters