MONTREAL — Carey Price made 26 saves for the shutout and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Monday night to force Game 7.
Thomas Vanek scored twice and Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, which overwhelmed the Bruins to tie the series at 3-3.
Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston.
Eller opened the scoring just 2:11 into the game after the Bruins misplayed the puck and Eller was alone in front of the net to beat a sprawled out Tuukka Rask.
Pacioretty made it 2-0 after scoring on a long stretch pass through Rask’s legs in the second period.
Before the period was over Vanek scored on the power play. Vanek added his second of the game into an empty net late in the third.
Rask finished with 24 saves for the Bruins.
NYR G Lundqvist fined $5,000
NEW YORK — Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 for emptying his water bottle onto Sidney Crosby while the Pittsburgh Penguins captain was involved in a scrum in front of the New York net.
After the buzzer sounded following the second period of Game 6 on Sunday night, Lundqvist casually skated behind Crosby and sprayed him with water while Crosby was down on the ice. No penalty was called.
The league punished Lundqvist on Monday night for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The teams will meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. New York is trying to complete its first comeback from a 3-1 series deficit.
Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton received a maximum fine of $2,820.52 on Sunday for squirting water at Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban in Game 5 of that series. Lundqvist’s fine is greater because of his higher salary.