Boston's defense, led by netminder Tim Thomas, shut down Montreal 1-0 at Bell Centre on on Monday.
Boston was favored by -130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Andrew Ference scored for the Bruins in the victory. Ference opened the scoring for Boston, finding the back of the net at 15:41 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly.
Tim Thomas turned in a 33-save effort for the Bruins.
Montreal got a 17-stop effort from Carey Price in the loss.
On the power play, Boston went 0-for-1, while the Canadiens were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Boston lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 33-18.
Next game, Boston takes its act on the road to face Buffalo looking for another win. For Montreal, they head on the road to face Carolina.