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Max Pacioretty scored his ninth goal in the last nine games and the surging Montreal Canadiens stretched their unbeaten run to nine with a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
The first meeting of the season between these bitter rivals had the Bell Centre at top volume to start, but the building got quiet when Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher 4:28 into the game.
Andrei Markov cleared the puck to the Boston blue line, where Dennis Seidenberg kicked it forward, sending Milan Lucic in on a 2-on-1 break.
Plekanec tied it 9:16 into the second when he beat Tuukka Rask from a tight angle with a medium-speed wrist shot.
Jonas Brodin scored on a power play with 5:39 remaining to tie the game for the Wild, who raised their home record to 12-3-2 and handed the Blackhawks their first loss in their past seven road games.
With Charlie Coyle partially screening Corey Crawford at the edge of the crease, Brodin wound up and sent the puck ricocheting off Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya and past the goalie's outstretched glove.
The Wild went six consecutive games without a first-period goal until Matt Cooke snapped a shot past Crawford.
The goal brought a loud roar from the Blackhawks fans in the building and some energy the players clearly didn't leave in the locker room during the second intermission.
Suter tripped, Saad took control with an unabated path to the net and quickly snapped a shot into the top right corner of the net to tie the game.
Shaka Smart knew his Virginia Commonwealth team was going to get all it could handle from Eastern Kentucky, and when the Colonels came and played as advertised, keeping the Rams in a fight to the finish, Smart was happy just to have come away with the victory on Thursday night.
"Eastern Kentucky really, really affects the way you play offense with their defense because they try to take you out of everything and they're super aggressive," Smart said.
 it was for most of the night.
The Rams played from behind for much of the second half, finally grabbing a 61-60 lead on freshman JeQuan Lewis' 3-pointer and then layup with 5:26 to play.
Walden led the Colonels (6-3) with 19 points, Cosey had 17 and Marcus Lewis 15, and the three guards also gave the Rams fits with their ability to handle VCU's trademark pressure.
There was the moment last summer when President Barack Obama and his family stood in what had once been Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, and made the world take measure once more of one of the great figures of the last century, and of this one.