Montreal Canadiens: Facing elimination, Montreal goaltender showed why he won the Hart Trophy two years ago. Theodore came up with his best game of the first-round series Thursday night, stopping 43 of 44 shots to lead Montreal to a 5-1 victory over the Bruins to cut Boston's series lead to 3-2.
San Jose Sharks: Mark Smith's goal midway through the second period was a clear indication that events were unfolding in San Jose's favor. Smith, who had been a healthy scratch in 31 games this season, scored to mark a big night for linemates Todd Harvey and Marcel Goc, who was making his NHL debut.
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