“100 years are over, and you’re history! It’s a sweep for the Bruins! 4 games to none! Turn off the compressor. Melt down the ice. Scrape off the logo. Last one to leave the Bell Centre: turn out the lights. The party’s over. And the Bruins will play in May.”
Those were the words of NESN’s Jack Edwards as the final seconds ticked down on the Montreal Canadiens’ 100th season in the National Hockey League. With a 4-1 victory over the team from Canada, the Boston Bruins swept the Canadiens and advanced to the conference semifinals for the first time since 1999.
Former Canadien forward Michael Ryder scored twice for Boston and also assisted on David Krejci’s goal to lead the way for the Bruins. Phil Kessel also scored a goal for Boston in this game.
Andrei Kostitsyn’s goal 39 seconds into the game was the only goal for Montreal.
Dating back to last season, Montreal has lost eight consecutive games: 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers, and 4 against the Boston Bruins.
“Yeah, it’s definitely a good feeling to beat your old team here in Montreal and make it the last one,” said Ryder. “I kind of actually forgot about what happened last year. I’m a Bruin now, and it’s a lot of fun.”
Attached are two videos of post-game reactions of the game as well as the final seconds of Game 4: