Milan Lucic has words with Dale Wiese during handshakes

Bruins winger Milan Lucic wasn't a happy camper during the end-of-game handshakes following...

Bruins winger Milan Lucic wasn't a happy camper during the end-of-game handshakes following Boston's loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:13 AM ET

They were partying in the streets of Montreal after the Canadiens slayed the giant Wednesday night.

The President's Trophy winners will be spectators for the rest of this spring after the Boston Bruins were sent packing thanks to a standout performance by Carey Price in a 3-1 win in Game 7 at TD Garden.

The Bruins ran out of miracle comebacks after they spotted the Habs a 2-0 lead in the second and then couldn't beat Price despite a Herculean effort.

The 20,000 people that packed the Bell Centre to watch the game poured into the streets and by all accounts on twitter the fans were having a good time. At this rate, there could be parade on Ste. Catherine this spring.

THIS 'N' THAT

The line of David Krejci, Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla had it going in Game 7. Should have happened earlier ... The post-game stories were all about something Lucic said to Dale Weise that he felt was inappropriate in the handshake line. According to TSN's Aaron Ward, Lucic told Weise he would get him next year. You have to lose with class. That's what the handshakes are all about. Clearly that bad blood will carry on into next season ... In Montreal, scalpers reportedly were selling the $10 tickets (for charity) outside the Bell Centre for $50 ... The goal by Iginla in the second period halted Price's shutout string at 103:46 and gave Boston life in the third. He hit the post in the second period and that was 11 posts in the series for the Bruins ... Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban was so happy he kissed NBC's Pierre McGuire on the cheek at the end of their interview

OFF THE GLASS

The last time the Rangers and Habs met in the playoffs was 1996. Game 1 of the Eastern final will be played at 1 p.m. because NBC is calling the shots on this one ... The Habs are 7-2 in Game 7s vs. the Bruins ... Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was among 10 Detroit players on hand at the Garden. He brought girlfriend Kate Upton along ... When the Kings took a 2-0 lead on a bad goal by Trevor Lewis midway through the second period on the Ducks, it sure looked like Anaheim goalie John Gibson was suddenly beatable ... Four pre-game fist pumps from Garden legend Rene Rancourt. Montreal delivered the knockout punch though ... Habs centre Daniel Briere set up Weise for the opening goal, and added an insurance marker in the third. Briere has 119 points in 114 playoff games.

AROUND THE BOARDS

If only head coach Dan Bylsma is fired and GM Ray Shero remains in Pittsburgh, then assistant Jacques Martin and former Nashville coach Barry Trotz will be top candidates to take over ... The indication is the Minnesota Wild will reward coach Mike Yeo with a contract extension after losing to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in Round 2. He was on the hot seat at the end of the season ... San Jose majority owner Hasson Plattner indicated Wednesday that GM Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan will remain in their jobs. "Doug Wilson and I have met over the past two weeks ... and he has my complete support moving forward," Plattner said in a statement. "I am confident that with the proposed changes, Doug and his staff will build a team we can all be proud of." Expect veteran D Dan Boyle to test free agency ... Anaheim's Kyle Palmieri beat Jonathan Quick with a wraparound in the second period that you usually don't see the Kings goalie allow.

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