BOSTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Phil Kessel had two goals and Boston again scored four times in the third period to beat Montreal 5-4 and take their Eastern Conference quarterfinal to Game 7.
It was the third straight time Boston has scored four times in the final period. The seventh and final game in the series, now tied 3-3, will be played Monday in Montreal.
Christopher Higgins scored two goals for Montreal, which won all eight regular-season meetings with Boston. The Canadians held a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series before losing Games 5 and 6.
Boston took its first lead of the night at 15:45 of the third period.