The Bruins trailed 3-1 with just over nine minutes remaining before
Tuukka Rask had 25 saves for Boston — the first time in 10 tries in his career that he has beaten the Bruins' Original Six rival at the
Price stopped 30 shots for Montreal.
Games 3 and 4 are in Montreal on Tuesday and Thursday.
Subban scored twice in Game 1, including a double-overtime goal that unleashed a series of racial slurs on social media. The Bruins distanced themselves from "the racist, classless views expressed by an ignorant group of individuals," and
"We condemn bias and hatred," he said during a break in the game. "It has no place in our game and it's not acceptable."
Subban left the bench for part of the first period with an apparent hand injury. But, when he returned, he continued to hurt the Bruins on the power play.
He helped Montreal take a 2-1 lead with just under 2 minutes left in the second period right as the first penalty in a 5-on-3 advantage was ending. On a similar play 6 1/2 minutes into the third period, Vanek's tip-in gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead.