Canadiens force Game 7 against the Bruins, plus the latest on the Maple Leafs, Canucks and Oilers.
MONTREAL GAZETTE/BOSTON GLOBE: Carey Price made 26 saves while Max Pacioretty and Thomas Vanek snapped their scoring droughts as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0, forcing a seventh and deciding game in Boston on Wednesday.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That was the most complete game I’ve seen from the Canadiens in this series. They dominated and frustrated the Bruins, who didn’t help their cause with several players missing some good scoring chances. Speed is the key to defeating the Bruins, and the Canadiens had it in spades last night.
TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier (sports hernia) and Carl Gunnarsson (hip) underwent surgery to address their respective ailments. Both are expected to be ready in time for training camp in September.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Jason Botchford on the tricky job Canucks president Trevor Linden faces in trying to hire away gainfully employed GMs from their respective teams.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers prospect Roman Horak, acquired from Calgary in the Ladislav Smid trade, has signed with KHL team Vityaz Podolsk.