Final

Montreal won 4-3 (Game 7 of 7)

Montreal won 4-3

Game 1: Wednesday, April 7th
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Bruins3
Game 2: Friday, April 9th
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OT
Bruins2
Game 3: Sunday, April 11th
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Canadiens3
Game 4: Tuesday, April 13th
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2OT
Canadiens3
Game 5: Thursday, April 15th
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Bruins1
Game 6: Saturday, April 17th
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Canadiens5
Game 7: Monday, April 19th
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Bruins0

7:00 PM ET, April 19, 2004

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 T
MTL 0 0 22
BOS 0 0 00

J. Theodore (Canadiens - G): Saves: 32, Save Pct.: 1.000

A. Raycroft (Bruins - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: .960

R. Zednik (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Montreal at Boston 7:00 pm EDT

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens hope to come all the way back from a 3-1 postseason deficit for the first time when they play the decisive Game Seven of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Boston Bruins on Monday.

The rivals are playing their sixth Game Seven, with Montreal winning the first three and Boston won the last two, in 1991 and 1994.

The Bruins and Canadiens are completing their record 30th postseason series, with Montreal holding a 22-7 advantage.

The Canadiens caused this contest with a 5-2 triumph at home on Saturday. Saku Koivu scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period for Montreal, which last rallied from a 3-1 deficit to force a Game Seven in 1954, when it lost to Detroit in the Stanley Cup Finals, 2-1 in overtime.

Boston is 9-6 all time in Game Sevens - winning its last six - while Montreal is 9-8.

WHO'S HOT:

Montreal - RW Alexei Kovalev, the Game Four goat, has scored in four straight games and has five in the series; C Koivu has six assists.

Boston - LW Sergei Samsonov has five assists and two goals in the series. Both goals game in Game Six.

WHO'S NOT:

Montreal - Former Bruins C Joe Juneau has no points and just four shots in the series; D Francis Bouillon, no points, minus-5 rating.

Boston - C Joe Thornton still has not registered a point and has a minus-four rating.

STREAKS: Boston won Games One and Two here before Montreal posted a 5-1 triumph in Game Five.

HISTORY: In their last playoff series, in the conference quarterfinals in 2002, Montreal eliminated the Bruins in six games.

LEADERS:

Boston - Michael Nylander, three goals; Samsonov, five assists; Samsonov, seven points.

Montreal - Kovalev, five goals; Saku Koivu, six assists; Koivu, eight points.

INJURIES:

Montreal - Steve Begin (knee); Niklas Sundstrom (ankle); Stephane Quintal (upper body).

Boston - Ted Donato (foot), Ian Moran (ankle).

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