Bonjour, New York: Habs beat B’s, advance to Eastern Conference finals

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The Montreal Canadiens gave the Bruins fits all season long and, in the playoffs, they did it again.

The Habs bested Boston on Wednesday at the TD Garden, winning Game 7 of their first-round series 3-1 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in four years.

Despite a 17-point gap in the standings between the Bruins and Canadiens, Montreal proved it was Boston’s bogey team all year long — going 3-1-0 in the regular season — and did it again in the postseason, thanks in large part to the play of Carey Price.

Price was the deciding factor in the two most crucial games of the series — six and seven — by stopping 55 of 56 shots over the two-game stretch. He also carried a shutout streak which lasted 104 minutes and is now a perfect 5-0 in elimination games this year (three for Canada…

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