BOSTON – Reilly Smith scored to break a third-period tie with 3:32 left, and the Boston Bruins rallied from two goals down to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 Saturday and tie the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
The Bruins trailed 3-1 with just over nine minutes left before Dougie Hamilton scored, then Patrice Bergeron tied it with 5:43 remaining. With 3:32 left, Reilly wristed a cross-ice pass from Torey Krug past Carey Price to give Boston the lead.
Tuukka Rask had 25 saves for Boston. Milan Lucic added an empty-netter with 66 seconds left.
Price stopped 30 shots for Montreal. Thomas Vanek twice tipped P.K. Subban slap shots into the net, and Mike Weaver also scored for the Canadiens.
Games 3 and 4 are in Montreal on Tuesday and Thursday.