Boston Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart fights for the puck with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber in first period action during their NHL hockey game in Boston, Massachusetts April 9, 2009. Photograph by: Adam Hunger, Reuters
Habs Rally To Clinch Playoff Berth -- Montreal Gazette
BOSTON – If you liked what you saw when the Canadiens and the Bruins did battle, you're in luck because there's a good chance they'll be meeting again in the first round of the playoffs.
The Canadiens rallied from a 3-1 deficit and took the Bruins into overtime before losing 5-4 on Mark Recchi's second goal of the game.
There was some disappointment that the Canadiens couldn't hold on to a 4-3 lead in the third period, but the point they earned for taking the game into overtime was all they needed to assure themselves of a playoff berth.
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