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Hackett stops 28 shots in Montreal gear

9/26/2003

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Brian Rolston scored a power-play goal
with 35 seconds left in overtime Friday night to give the Boston
Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

Rolston, who had 27 goals last season, scored his first of the
preseason when he cut in toward the net and wristed a shot that
deflected off the skate of Montreal's Jason Ward and past
goalkeeper Mathieu Garon.

The Bruins (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with both
wins over Montreal (0-2).

The Bruins forced overtime when P.J. Axelsson scored his first
goal of the preseason with 48 seconds left in regulation. Sergei
Samsonov set up the goal, drawing two defensemen to him on the left
post before sliding a pass to the wide-open Axelsson charging down
the right slot.

Montreal went up 1-0 at 14:02 of the third period on Mike
Ribeiro's first goal of the preseason. Donald Audette's pass from
behind the net found Ribeiro alone in front.

Garon stopped 32 shots.

Steve Shields played the final period and overtime for Boston,
while Hannu Toivonen, a 19-year-old from Finland, played the first
two periods for Boston and stopped all 21 shots he faced.