Canadiens' Danault leaves on stretcher after taking Chara slap shot to head

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Although getting a point Saturday certainly was productive for Montreal, dropping the ensuing pair of decisions to the Bruins will bury them pretty deep in an already bleak playoff picture.

Brad Marchand scored the winning goal in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins continued their roll with a 4-3 win over the host Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

The game was halted for intermission after Danault was injured, and the extra 1:37 was added to the start of the third period.

Danault was moving and speaking to the medical staff before he was stretchered off the ice.

The Canadiens (18-20-5) are 2-0-1 in their last three games.

The Canadiens meanwhile have had a tough go this season but they have had success against divisional foes over the last little while as they have won 17 of their last 25 against Atlantic division opponents and with this one being at home against their Original Six rivals from Boston that trend is potentially viable to stay moving in the right direction.

"You never want to see that", Julien said.

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"You know there's a rivalry that exists and that's twice now I've switched sides of that rivalry so I guess I could say I'm a little used to it but it's always special when you face your old team". Chara, who has one of the hardest shots in the National Hockey League, looked on in concern as trainers attended to Danault. The players are still anxious about him, but the reports are good so far.

The incident occurred with 1:37 remaining in the second period when Chara fired a 76.5 miles per hour shot from the blue line.

"I wanted to make sure he was OK and was responding".

Victor Mete, in his first game back after helping Canada win world junior championship gold, picked up an assist 3:22 into the game when the rebound of his point shot was tucked inside the post by Pacioretty.

Marchand's power-play goal late in the first period tied the game, and the back-and-forth goal scoring was off and running.

And as the ice tilted back in Montreal's favor, it was Rask that once again stood tall in overtime and into the shootout, with 16-straight saves following the Galchenyuk goal, including five in overtime and stops on all but one of the Canadiens' shootout attempts.