May 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) reacts after loosing to the New York Rangers 1-0 in game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins Rival Eliminated in Pursuit of Stanley Cup


Montreal’s Stanley Cup Hopes Done

Those who support the Boston Bruins were obviously disappointed to see their preferred squad fall to rival Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. However, some B’s faithful can rest easy knowing that the Habs will no longer have a shot at the Stanley Cup, after the New York Rangers defeated Montreal 1-0 in Game 6 tonight.

The Canadiens won two contests following goaltender Carey Price‘s Game 1 injury, one of the most noteworthy X-factors in stopping the powerful Bruins offense.

With roughly two minutes left in the game, Rangers forward Dominic Moore scored near the crease on a excellent feed from Brian Boyle behind the net, notching the only score needed to down the Canadiens for good.

New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves to perserve the shutout, while Price’s stand-in Dustin Tokarski put forth a great night between the pipes, stopping 31 out of 32 shots.

The Stanley Cup finals pairing will be decided when the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks decide the outcome of the Western Conference semi’s. The Kings will have a 3-2 series advantage, and look to knock out the Blackhawks on Friday at the Staples Center.

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