Roy Shows No Ill Effects From Appendicitis Bout
April 26, 1994|Daily News Wire Services
The Boston Bruins have fired 102 shots at Montreal goalie Patrick Roy in their last two playoff games. They have three goals and two losses to show for it.
Roy, hospitalized with appendicitis until Saturday, stopped 60 shots and Kirk Muller scored with 17:18 gone in overtime as the visiting Canadiens defeated the Bruins, 2-1, last night and took a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
On Saturday in Game 4, Roy came out of the hospital to stop 39 shots and defeat the Bruins, 5-2.
"I guess we need 80 or 90 shots to get that other goal," said a frustrated Boston defenseman Glen Wesley. "We outplayed them again. We carried the play in their end. What else can we say?"
Roy made three fabulous saves just before Muller's game-winner, stopping the Bruins on a sustained flurry in front of the Montreal net.
"They had quality chances, but we had Patrick," said Montreal coach Jacques Demers. "He made two unbelievable saves in overtime."
Roy made several spectacular saves in regulation time, even stopping two slapshots with his mask. On two saves, he surprised himself - he looked behind in fear the puck was in the net, but in both cases it was safely buried in his pads.
Muller won the game by backhanding a rebound of a Patrice Brisebois shot over prone Boston goalie Jon Casey, who like Roy was brilliant for most of the game. Casey stopped 34 shots for Boston.
Game 6 is tomorrow night in Montreal.
John LeClair sent the game into overtime when he tied it with 5:01 left in the third period. LeClair wrapped the puck around the Boston net and it went in off a Bruin's skate, skidding past a helpless Casey.