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Call-up Fraser scores OT winner as Bruins take Game 4

  • Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) celebrates with teammate Dougie Hamilton after scoring the winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) celebrates with teammate Dougie Hamilton after scoring the winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • The puck goes inot the net past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price on a goal by Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser, left, during the first period overtime in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    The puck goes inot the net past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price on a goal by Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser, left, during the first period overtime in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta watches members of the Boston Bruins celebrate the game-winning goal by Matt Fraser during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta watches members of the Boston Bruins celebrate the game-winning goal by Matt Fraser during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Boston Bruins Matt Fraser, left, pokes the puck past Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Weaver (43) to score the game-winning goal during the first overtime period  in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Boston Bruins Matt Fraser, left, pokes the puck past Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Weaver (43) to score the game-winning goal during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) is checked by Montreal Canadiens left wing Travis Moen (32) during the third period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) is checked by Montreal Canadiens left wing Travis Moen (32) during the third period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher is checked by Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser during the third period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher is checked by Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser during the third period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson, right, tries to score past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price on the wrap around as defenseman Douglas Murray comes in during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson, right, tries to score past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price on the wrap around as defenseman Douglas Murray comes in during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Boston Bruins goaltender Tukka Rask makes the save on Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Boston Bruins goaltender Tukka Rask makes the save on Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban falls over Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban falls over Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand, left, is taken out by Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand, left, is taken out by Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray (6) and Boston Bruins Matt Frasier battle for the puck in front of Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray (6) and Boston Bruins Matt Frasier battle for the puck in front of Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask deflects a shot as they face the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask deflects a shot as they face the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes the save on Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta (21) during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes the save on Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta (21) during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron looks for the rebound during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron looks for the rebound during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes a save as Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque looks for the rebound during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes a save as Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque looks for the rebound during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) and Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) fall to the ice during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) and Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) fall to the ice during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban, right, battles Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand along the boards during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban, right, battles Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand along the boards during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser (25) celebrates with teammate Dougie Hamilton after scoring the winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • The puck goes inot the net past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price on a goal by Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser, left, during the first period overtime in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta watches members of the Boston Bruins celebrate the game-winning goal by Matt Fraser during the first overtime period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Boston Bruins Matt Fraser, left, pokes the puck past Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Weaver (43) to score the game-winning goal during the first overtime period  in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) is checked by Montreal Canadiens left wing Travis Moen (32) during the third period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher is checked by Boston Bruins' Matt Fraser during the third period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson, right, tries to score past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price on the wrap around as defenseman Douglas Murray comes in during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Boston Bruins goaltender Tukka Rask makes the save on Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban falls over Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand, left, is taken out by Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban during the second period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray (6) and Boston Bruins Matt Frasier battle for the puck in front of Canadiens goalie Carey Price during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask deflects a shot as they face the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes the save on Montreal Canadiens right wing Brian Gionta (21) during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save as Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron looks for the rebound during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes a save as Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque looks for the rebound during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
  • Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) and Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) fall to the ice during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
  • Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban, right, battles Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand along the boards during the first period in Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL – Matt Fraser fantasized about a night like this as a kid in Red Deer, Alberta.

Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up Wednesday from Providence of the American Hockey League, the 23-year-old Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens last night.

“It’s something I dreamed about many times on the outdoor rinks growing up,” Fraser said. “It’s every kid’s dream to score in overtime.”

The goal tied the Eastern Conference semifinal series, 2-2.

Fraser scored after Johnny Boychuk’s shot from the point took a high hop off the end boards and Price and defenseman Mike Weaver had trouble controlling the bouncing puck.

“It was bouncing around and I was just swatting at it as hard as I could and hoping it would hit something,” Fraser said. “Price is such a good goalie. He doesn’t give out a lot of rebounds. I might have got lucky there, but the puck wound up in the back of the net.”

Game 5 is Saturday night in Boston.

“We knew how tight this series would be,” Boston Coach Claude Julien said. “It doesn’t mean any more than that we’ve tied the series. It’s been tight every game.

“It was important to get back in the series, but I don’t think we’ve played our best hockey. We’ve played hard, but I’ve seen us play better. You hope the win here will help us get better and we’ll go from there.”

Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for Boston, and Price stopped 34 shots.

“This was a hard-nosed game between two well-prepared teams,” Canadiens Coach Michel Therrien said. “We lost a battle in front of the net on the winning goal, but I’m pleased with our team’s effort.”

The teams played their first scoreless period in regulation time in the series in a tight-checking first marked mainly by icings and missed passes.

Boston’s Carl Soderberg had the best chance in the final minute after Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban’s blind back pass was intercepted, but Price got a piece of it as it went off the crossbar.

Another goal-less period followed as shooters misfired, particularly Montreal’s Max Pacioretty on a setup from Thomas Vanek, and both goalies held their ground. Each team went on the power play once, but even that failed to break the deadlock.

The Canadiens went on attack in the third, peppering the Boston net and outshooting the Bruins 14-7. But the Bruins got a power play and Reilly Smith hit a goal post, only to see Brian Gionta stoned by Rask alone in front of the net at the other end a moment later.

Notes

∎ Fraser played in place of Jordan Caron. Matt Bartkowski stepped in on defense for Andrej Meszaros.

∎ NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr attended the game.

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