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stepping to this is mcquaid. mcquaid able to force it out of play to the bench area. >> pierre: we have a cameraman down here. we have a cameraman down. one second, "doc." you got him. okay. sorry, gentlemen. can't get my head setoff. >> mike: little consolation, but he is in good hands with don delnegro nearby. that's a game trooper hanging in there. >> eddie: the difference would be in that area of the bench and the normal setting of the arena in the national hockey league, you have the dividers with the glass with a bit of cover where
cameraman with nowhere to hide there. >> mike: pete is the gamer who now appears had a cut and some pain. getting tended to. the game goes on with the canadiens ahead 4-1. 25 seconds to go in the power play. around behind for fleischmann. loses to ferraro. and back. the last seven of the penalty kill. one shot on goal for montreal. pressure not on them. thrown by mcquaid. off spooner. guided across to petry. battled on near krug. jabbed on by gallagher. comes to krug again who hands to seidenberg.
ryan spooner settles the puck down. allows mike condon without a stick to move right to left. make an incredible save. you see the numbers have gotten higher and better as this game has gone on. >> mike: learned yesterday morning he would be the starting goaltender in his home state. pretty exciting time for him. big patriots fan as well. >> pierre: so excited, his high school coach is here to watch him. he visits with him after the game win or lose. >> mike: all of a sudden carey price cannot play and the pressure shifts to him. there is some pressure in montreal. rolled around behind. michel therrien said it is like coaching the yankees.
is in all of the newspapers. the big roster that was big time news was not a decision of his. it was brendan gallagher in and he scored a goal. under 7:30 to go and condon makes one more save. as they separate, we look ahead. wednesday night is rivalry night on nbcsn. sidney crosby and the penguins take on the blackhawks. coverage of the night you love to hate at 7:00 p.m. eastern on nbcsn. >> back-to-back in the burgh on tuesday night. they will be in the windy city for game two. with those two.
drive by morrow would not go. fleischmann. crunch by connolly. jammed back in by petrano. on back in. they battle against the sea of black and gold in the stands. disappointed though they are. they had quite an experience today. the players don't want to talk about that. two points are up for grabs and the atlantic division lead. miller able to block that one down. subban. and back down. morrow goes to get this. floated on and jabbed free and settled by eriksson and across for morrow. that one is held by condon as
commissioner gary bettman talked about the places yesterday. notre dame being one for winter classic for an outdoor game. penn state is another. mr. olczyk, how about churchill downs? >> eddie: i'll meet you there. >> mike: i don't know anything about the dimensions there. would you put it on the back stretch? >> eddie: let me make a few calls. no. right in the center of the in-field of churchill with 150,000 people the first saturday in may. are we voting? i want to see america great again. i'll vote churchill downs. >> mike: okay. my vote has been taken. it was years ago about michigan stadium. i thought it would be fun to see there. i was correct on that one. this has been fun, too.
a lot of fun for the historic team, the montreal canadiens. >> eddie: big hit there on gallagher. >> mike: eriksson caught gallagher up high. probably on a follow through. so no penalty. pacioretty able to play it ahead. lost it to mcquaid. shoved it out. barberio got there. it was off-side. 5:26 to go. third period in the winter classic.
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call 1-800-directv. >> mike: for viewers in new england, tune to comcast for extended coverage from gillette featuring our own mike milbury. twilight here. long ago, the lights on. taken along by fleischmann. >> eddie: the alumni win for the bruins yesterday. >> mike: part of the brain trust. just lost a linesman.
especially near the benches. the canadiens predated the national hockey league. they came into being eight years before the nhl was founded. they won a stanley cup as members of the hockey association. in their history, they played once on friday, january 1st. all those years, 99 seasons in the nhl. it was 1926 and they lost 2-1 to the pittsburgh pirates. a franchise in the nhl at the time. they are winning here today and the current pirates have pitchers and catchers seven from talbot. he kicks it back. seidenberg able to blast it back in. five minutes to go. connolly skips it along. taken back up by eller. walked ahead and nudged for byron to lead around in front.
because of the work of seidenberg as one of the canadiens' wingers. we get a halt of play behind rask. >> eddie: he told pierre in the bench interview in the second period when pierre posed a question about what do you like about your team. he said puck management. there hasn't been a lot of one-on-one play for the canadiens. making smart decisions. hockey league. puck management and an making right decisions with it when coaches talk about it. they have been really good all afternoon. >> pierre: they approach this game like a playoff game. and they wanted to change things and start 2016. >> eddie: the energy here at gillette stadium. it was electric.
you get a guy like gallagher back and you both mentioned, now michel therrien able to slot guy where is they need to be and lines are cohesive. a guy that is small, but plays huge. he has been instrumental. >> mike: morrow. dropped back in. ferraro shoved off his man and through traffic and fed around behind. michel said it is like managing the yankees. the canadiens won a lot. they won 2 of the last 13. this is better than a single win because they take over first in the division and also because of the gravity of the stage getting gallagher back and into a new year and coming home. they have been on the road for a long time. >> eddie: and carey price has been traveling with them.
the road. >> pierre: the last eight games prior to today. one goal less. i don't wear what goal tenders think. a lot of pressure on the goaltenders. >> mike: emerging is eriksson. kick to control and the feedback. rocketed back in by connolly and around it comes. the canadiens were about to make a change. thought the better of it for the moment until players get close enough to the bench to do it on the fly. chara back over to seidenberg. seidenberg filtered to spooner. and then back in. on back for beleskey. getting a stick on that is condon who has grown i am immeasurably. >> eddie: nice pass by jimmy
the opportunity right off the mask of condon. >> mike: fed to the back seidenberg. dished a little pass and back in. two players cancel. lars eller will take over there. and seidenberg will settle it down. >> eddie: more opportunity to do it. >> mike: one more game left between the two teams. but there seems to be just that inevitable likelihood they will meet in the playoffs. little early to say that, i know. especially when you have five teams in their division separated by two points at one time earlier in the week. >> eddie: could be a surprise. with a three-point game. >> mike: back in again.
spooner dished it along. eller prevailed enough to galchenyuk. and it is held by rask. and a little extra by hayes. >> eddie: lars eller. trying to pull the helmet off. last time we had a game in boston, we had a fight out of these two. >> mike: spontaneous fighting is league. one of the things against it is visors. the last three years, all players coming into the league
it doesn't stop the angry from making a point. 102 seconds to go. >> eddie: a chance to be in washington and i thought it was a fantastically well played game with a late goal going to the capitals. i think it helped the hawks too. the hawks win the cup. i think the canadiens can go on to win the cup. this is a huge spring board for the montreal canadiens. >> mike: it's been a while since they had this many. winter classics have always been one or two goal games.
this one right now is three and there's one off the post and the rebound they score. it is now 5-1. >> eddie: that's the story line that hasn't gone away all afternoon. the montreal canadiens in face-off situations. paul byron with the puck and wastes no time jumping on it and slamming it home. the canadiens don't quit on the puck. byron gets it back. you have white sweaters going to the net. paul byron taking advantage and hammers it by tuukka rask. >> pierre: inside the dots. they moved it laterally board-to-board. took a pass about 12 yards.
it a four-goal lead. >> mike: no mike condon. mcquaid moves in. tried to play it on further. carr said no. second of the day for byron. the eighth winter classic. prior seven had no hat tricks. feet in front. the shot wouldn't go. bergeron through one. battle in front. condon was there. gets the whistle and play is stopped, but not the action. >> eddie: fleischmann and krug in the scrum away from the crease. >> pierre: mcquaid taking a close eye on that. keeping a close eye. >> eddie: very good acquisition. toms fleischmann. one thing you were talking about. that's why krug was not happy
he talked about the enhance depth. toms fleischmann brought in during the off season. he has done well. playing with dale weise. out of the lineup. >> mike: markov playing 20 years in the national hockey league. in the nhl out of the prairie university nearby. in the last 35, held back along by flynn. the snow now starting to get heavier. skipped on to the back. and lobbed back in. flynn kicks control. chara fed it back. emelin with it there. flynn. byron was in the shooting role. if they could have come to him, he was looking for the hat trick.
and the montreal canadiens have come in to foxboro, massachusetts, and with the help of the hometown guide of 20 miles away have registered a decisive victory. it is not montreal-boston unless there is ill will sometimes. >> eddie: there's brian flynn. good hit by beleskey late in the game. there's flynn. a cheap shot by rinaldo. and the better team all
>> mike: it is a tradition that does occur in these games. most of the time it is honored and it will be today. they are thinking now about doing a handshake line. i believe they are being instructed that no, that's not happening. wait a minute. kind of interesting. apparently the issue is these things don't happen. they will raise their sticks to officials came over to patrice bergeron and it seems they were saying no it's not happening. anyway, the respective team salute the fans here. montreal with a victory, 5-1. the bruins head out on the road. one of the best road teams in the nhl at 11-3-2. home.
goaltender. mike condon with pierre. >> pierre: thank you, doc. what is it like playing in this environment? >> a surreal moment right now. grew up close to this stadium here. just a lot of fun. great venue. ice conditions were great. good team win for us. >> pierre: what was the message coming in to the game from the coaching staff? >> we wanted to stick to the process in the first period. we wanted to have a solid first 20 minutes and go from there. >> pierre: this has been a magical year for you so far. you can take us inside the process and how it evolved for you? >> it has been a crazy year so far. i haven't stopped to smell the roses or think about it yet. a lot of fun and looking forward to what's next. >> pierre: coach martin is waiting for you by the locker room. good luck. >> i appreciate it. >> mike: from wheeling of the east coast hockey league to hamilton of the ahl. the montreal canadiens of the nhl.
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the nhl foundation contributes $11,600 to ronald mcdonald charities. and the honda pilot touring goes to the ronald mcdonald house in boston. the honda and nhl, the biggest assist happens off the ice. thing i liked about the day was the ice. the ice was magnificent. aided by the fact that we didn't have sunshine and no delays. a couple of times once in philadelphia and once in washington. it was fast. it benefitted p.k. subban's team today. >> eddie: doc, when you have an event like this, it takes it back to the grassroots of the game. that is the mind set. the players play outdoors and you have a setting like this and to have the conditions like this with both on here, it makes for
one team was way better today. montreal canadiens and brendan gallagher coming back after being out was a catalyst with the goal unassist. and mike condon made a good save against patrice bergeron to keep it at 3-1. and max pacioretty. the new englander. top shelf and hometown boy is the winning goaltender. what a way to kickoff 2016. >> mike: it was a lot of fun. we hope you enjoyed it. thanks for watching the 2016 bridgestone nhl winter classic. once again, our final score, the montreal canadiens, 5, the boston bruins, 1. reminder, sunday night is football night. green bay.
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