BOSTON — There were so many penalty minutes in this one that more than 30 minutes after game time the statisticians were still trying to total them up.
When the dust and the equipment on the ice finally settled, the Bruins had their first win over hated Montreal in four tries this season.
Nathan Horton earned First Star honors with five points (one goal), and Milan Lucic and Michael Ryder scored two goals apiece in Boston’s 8-6 win.
Here’s a glance at the box score:
•It was a night that could damage Tim Thomas’ shot at the single-season save percentage record, but he still made some key saves among his 27 and earned his first fighting major of his NHL career.
•Lucic, Horton and David Krejci were all plus-5 on the night. Adam McQuaid was a plus-4.
•Five different Bruins players recorded multi-point nights.
•The line of Scott Gomez, Andrei Kostitsyn and Lars Eller each posted a minus-4 rating.