Zdeno Chara helped the Boston Bruins even the score against the Canadiens on Wednesday night, batting a puck out of the air and right to teammate Loui Eriksson for a very pretty assist.
Down 1–0 with just over 12 minutes left in regulation, Chara was able to bat the puck out of mid-air to send to teammate Loui Eriksson, who collected the unorthodox pass and skated in on a breakaway against Mike Condon.
Despite Canadiens’ defenseman Jeff Petry putting pressure on Eriksson into the Habs’ defensive zone, Eriksson finished the play with a wristshot sent five-hole on Condon that tied the score. Eriksson's tally was his 11th of the season, with Chara's helper his 16th point.
The Bruins took the lead just :42 later thanks to forward Landon Ferraro tacking on another goal, and Patrice Bergeron added a third at 13:42 of the period to give the Boston a 3-1 win, their first in their last seven regular season tries against the Canadiens, and improve their road record to 10-2-2 on the season.
-- Beth Maiman