Series (Game 4 of 5)

Montreal leads 3-2

Game 1: Friday, November 29th
Game 2: Tuesday, December 10th
Game 3: Saturday, December 14th
Game 4: Thursday, February 6th
Game 5: Tuesday, February 11th

Canadiens 3

(21-22-5, 54 pts)

Bruins 6

(27-19-2, 61 pts)

7:00 PM ET, February 6, 2003

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 T
MTL 1 1 13
BOS 2 1 36

B. Rolston (Bruins - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 3

G. Murray (Bruins - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Czerkawski (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Hackett stops 28 shots in Montreal gear

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.

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