BOSTON -- Reilly Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 3:32 left, and the Boston Bruins rallied from two down in the third period to beat the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3, on Saturday and tie the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
The Bruins trailed 3-1 with just over nine minutes remaining before Dougie Hamilton scored, then Patrice Bergeron tied it with 5:43 remaining. Reilly then wristed a cross-ice pass from Torey Krug past Carey Price to give Boston the lead.
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 TD Garden. Milan Lucic added an empty-netter with 66 seconds left.
Price stopped 30 shots for Montreal. Thomas Vanek twice tipped P.K. Subban's slap shots into the net, and Mike Weaver also scored for the Canadiens.
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 NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined in on Saturday.
"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.