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MONTREAL -- P. Trenton Robinson Panthers Jersey .K. Subban has picked the right time of the year to go on an offensive tear. The 2013 Norris Trophy winner had his third straight two-point game with a goal and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens held off the Boston Bruins for a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night to take the lead in their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series. Montreal leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game 4 slated for Thursday night at the Bell Centre. "Were playing well as a team," said Subban, who has 11 points in seven post-season games. "Im just the beneficiary of the guys playing well around me, supporting me. "It starts in goal. Well, it actually starts with our coaching staff and making sure everybody is feeling confident. Were doing it together. It starts with Pricey. From our defence to our forwards. Were sticking together. When we had adversity, were sticking together doing the right things. "Its fun to play on teams where you know guys are going to support you." Lars Eller and fourth-line digger Dale Weise also had a goal and an assist each and Tomas Plekanec scored Montreals other goal. Patrice Bergeron and Andrej Meszaros scored for the Bruins. Subban became the third Canadiens defencemen to have three consecutive games of more than one point in the playoffs, after Larry Robinson in 1978 and 1987 and J.C. Tremblay in 1971. Robinsons 1978 streak stretched to five games. While Montreal has the lead in the series and has wrestled home-ice advantage from the Bruins, the series between the long-time rivals is hardly over. Boston outshot Montreal 28-26, had the Canadiens hemmed in their end for long stretches, and looked nothing like a team that is overmatched and demoralized. But unlike the first two games, they were unable to erase a two-goal Montreal lead as their frantic third-period comeback fell short and Eller ended it with an empty-net goal with three seconds left on the clock. "I dont think we played badly, we just made stupid mistakes that ended up costing us the game," said Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. "We have to get rid of those, and keep playing like were playing. "Youre three goals behind and its tough. You battle back, but times running out. We have to try to get that lead and play with the lead." For the third straight game in the series, the Canadiens held a 3-1 lead in the third period but, this time they didnt let it slip away. In Game 2 on Saturday in Boston, the Bruins scored four goals in the final 10 minutes for a 5-3 comeback win. This time, they got one back, but it wasnt enough. Rask was pulled with 2:20 left to play. Only four seconds later, Meszaros beat Price with a high shot through traffic off a feed from Milan Lucic. Eller said the Canadiens may finally be getting a hang of retaining the lead. "We learned a little bit from the last game and we didnt panic," said the Danish centre, who has eight points in seven post-season games after a disappointing regular season. "You know they are going to come hard when youre down by two. They gave it all theyve got and we were prepared for it and held strong." "We werent as good as them in the first period and that cost us," countered Bruins forward Jarome Iginla. "After that, we were playing catch-up. "We found a way to get ourselves back in it, but the first period was the biggest difference in the game. We werent as sharp as them early." Canadian anthem singer Ginette Reno had the 21,273 at the Bell Centre at maximum loudness to start the game, but after an early flurry, the Bruins took control of the puck through the first 10 minutes of play. Then Michael Bournival made a gritty play to get the puck around the boards to Subban, who left it for Thomas Vanek for a diagonal pass that gave Plekanec a shot into an open side for his third of the playoffs at 10:57. Subban was sent off for roughing after a high hit on Reilly Smith that also took out Vanek, sending the Austrian to the clinic with an apparent right leg problem. He returned for the second period. "I spoke to him after and he said "Im fine, dont worry about it," said Subban. "I was pretty happy to see him back there skating. Obviously I dont want to hurt my own teammates with a body check, but sometimes that happens." As Subbans penalty ended, Rask neglected to alert his teammates by banging his stick on the ice. That left the defenceman open to collect Ellers pass, go in on a breakaway, put a deke on Rask and score on a low forehand shot at 14:44. Mike Weaver blocked a shot that went to Daniel Briere, who sent Weise in on a breakaway with a pass up the middle. The fourth-line winger beat Rask between the pads for a three-goal lead at 13:52 of the second. But Bergeron won a face-off from Plekanec in the Montreal zone and reached across himself to deflect Torey Krugs point shot past Price with 2:12 left in the middle period. That put the Bruins in comeback mode. But despite pushing hard, they managed only seven third-period shots. "We were very solid playing with the lead," said Montreal coach Michel Therrien, who caused a surprise by tweaking his lines, moving Vanek to the second unit with Plekanec and putting Brendan Gallagher on the top line. "We wanted energy on each line," he said. "Gallagher brings energy to any line he plays on. And Vanek made a heck of a play on the first goal, so I was pleased with the players." Notes: As expected, the Canadiens put Douglas Murray in the lineup for the first time in the post-season in place of Francis Bouillon. Travis Moen went in for Brandon Prust. Ryan White, George Parros and Jarred Tinordi were scratched. . . Gallagher celebrated his 22nd birthday. . . The Bruins made no changes, with Matt Barkowski, Justin Florek and Corey Potter sitting out. Vernon Butler Panthers Jersey . Shaun Miller headed a dramatic winner for the third-tier club just a minute before the end of extra time of a particularly dour contest in the rain at Craven Cottage. United, which claimed its second Premier League scalp of the campaign after knocking out Aston Villa in the third round, is second from bottom in League One. Kelvin Benjamin Jersey . - Gatineaus line of Martin Reway, Simon Tardif-Richard and Marc-Olivier Brouillard combined for six goals and 12 points as the Olympiques crushed the visiting Saint John Sea Dogs 8-4 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play.ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals acquired John Lackey for a moment just like this. The right-hander will try to give the Cardinals the upper hand in their National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, as the set shifts to Busch Stadium for Game 3. Lackey was acquired from the Boston Red Sox at the non-waiver trade deadline and struggled a bit, going 3-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 10 starts. After dealing with a tired arm, Lackey did end the year strong, allowing just three earned runs over his final two starts, spanning 14 1/3 innings. He does bring an impressive postseason resume with him, one that has two World Series titles on it, including one last year that saw him win the deciding game for the Red Sox against the Cardinals. Im at the point of my career where being in the postseason and having the opportunity to win championships is definitely the most important thing, Lackey said. I take pride in trying to pitch well at this time of year, and Ive been fortunate to be on some good teams that had that opportunity. Lackey has pitched in 19 postseason games (16 starts) and is 6-5 with a 3.03 ERA. We were very happy to bring him into our club, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. We had a real good idea what we were going to get -- a veteran presence, a guy who knows what hes doing, knows how to go about and use his stuff, and just another starter to be ... in a leadership role and a voice for the rest of our staff. And hes been all of the above. Hes come out and pitched well, hes competed and kept us in games, and hes a gamer. Hes a competitor. Hes a guy that we like to watch compete, especially on this kind of stage. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will hand the ball to lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, who hasnt pitched since Sept. 12 because of a couple of injuries. The Korean hurler has battled back problems, not to mention a shoulder issue that was addressed with a cortisone shot. When he takes the hill on Monday it will be only his fourth start since Aug. 13. Overall, I feel really good, Ryu said through an interpreter. Compared to the last time I had this injury, I actually took the mound a few more times. I tried to make sure I didnt do too much or too little. I feel very confident right now. My arm feels really good. My shoulder feels really strong. And I have a pretty good feeling Ill be able to put in a good game tomorrow. Los Angeles manager DDon Mattingly stated that Dan Haren, who has already been named the Game 4 starter, would be the first pitcher out of the bullpen should Ryu get injured again. J.J. Jansen Panthers Jersey. . Im thinking that theres very little, almost zero percent chance that the injury is going to come back tomorrow, Ryu said. Im not even thinking about it. I dont think its good for my psyche to think that way. I threw a few bullpen sessions and I went 100 percent, I felt great in all those sessions, I dont foresee a reason why I would feel anything tomorrow. When healthy, Ryu was solid, going 14-7 with a 3.38 ERA in 26 starts. Still, he was limited to only 152 innings this season. After St. Louis roughed up probable NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, Los Angeles evened the series on Saturday, as Matt Kemps leadoff blast in the bottom of the eighth lifted the Dodgers to a 3-2 win. Like Bostons Carlton Fisk in the 1975 World Series, Kemp pleaded with the ball while it was in the air, calling for it to stay fair, then celebrated around first base when it complied. St. Louis had tied the game in its half of the eighth on a two-run home run from Matt Carpenter, who was the hero of the Cards Game 1 win with four RBI. To face Kershaw and Greinke and get a split, thats what we were after, said Carpenter. Carpenter is 4-for-8 in the series with two homers, two doubles and six RBIs. He is now tied with Carlos Beltran (2013) and Daniel Descalso (2012) for the third-most RBI in an NLDS in Cardinals history. TSNs Game Notes: * The Cardinals Matt Carpenter is 4-8 with 4 extra-base hits and 6 RBI in the series (the rest of the team is 11-59 with 3 XBH, 6 RBI). * John Lackey has a 1.93 ERA in 11 career appearances (10 starts) against the Dodgers, his 2nd-lowest ERA against any team hes faced more than once. * Hyun-Jin Ryu opposes Lackey for the Dodgers. He allowed 3 hits in 7 scoreless IP against the Cardinals in Game 3 of last years NLCS. Los Angeles took four of the seven regular season matchups between these clubs this season. St. Louis and Los Angeles have met four times in the playoffs (1985, 2004, 2009, 2013) and the Dodgers won only one series, sweeping the Cards in three games in the 2009 Division Series. Los Angeles was 0-3 at Busch Stadium in last years playoffs, shut out twice. The Dodgers scored two runs and totaled 16 hits in 31 innings with no homers. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ChinaWholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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