BROSSARD, Que. -- The tight games and nastiness between old rivals Montreal and Boston is coming to a Game 7 climax. The best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference semifinal has the Canadiens and Bruins tied 3-3 going into a final showdown in Boston on Wednesday night. Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 and The Canadiens staved off elimination by using a high-tempo approach for a 4-0 victory in Game 6 on Monday night in Montreal. And while much of the attention has been on disrespectful words, gestures and the odd spear to the groin area, Canadiens veteran Daniel Briere feels his team will have to stick to fast-paced hockey for any chance to topple the leagues first-place overall team. "You cant beat the Bruins playing like the Bruins," Briere said Tuesday. "I think theyre probably the best at (physical hockey). "We have to be smarter. Well have to take punches. Well have to take slashes. Well have to get hurt at times. Thats when were most successful, when we dont get into their game." Its likely that neither side will want to risk penalties in a Game 7 that will send one team on vacation and the other to the conference final, unless the score gets out of hand for one team or the other. But Boston was abuzz with remarks made by Montreals flashy defence ace P.K. Subban after Game 6, in which the teams playoff scoring leader said the TD Garden crowd will provide plenty of energy for the Bruins and "I cant wait to take that all away from them." Subban, who has 12 points in 10 games, also said he gave no credit to the Boston crowd that boos him regularly for making him play better, adding: "I play to win. I dont care if theres nobody in the stands." Briere said Subban, who turned 25 on Tuesday, has learned to thrive on playing the villain in opposing teams rinks. "Lets face it, most of the buildings we go into hes kind of the target," said Briere. "He sticks out. "Hes flashy. He plays with an edge. Hes one of our best players, so he attracts the boos on the road. I think P.K. has become even better as the season went on at dealing with that and using it to his advantage. "Other than screaming at us, theres not much else they can do. If at the end of the night we win, theyre probably going to be very quiet walking home. That would be the ultimate reward for us." The Canadiens and Bruins are facing each other in the playoffs for a record 34th time and this will be their record ninth Game 7. Montreal has won five of them, but the Bruins took the last one on April 27, 2011, when Subban scored the tying goal but Nathan Horton got the overtime winner in a 4-3 Boston victory. Subban scored in overtime in the series opener last week in Boston, and scored on a power play in Game 5 in Boston as the Canadiens mounted a late surge before falling 4-2. The series has seen spears to the groin from both sides, including Andrei Markovs jab at Boston captain Zdeno Chara late in Game 6. In the previous game, the Bruins Shawn Thornton was fined for squirting water into Subbans visor from the bench. Boston bruiser Milan Lucic caused a stir with a display of muscle flexing, only to have Montreals Dale Weise do it back to him. "Theres a lot of that going on with their team, their players, even their fans," said Montreal forward Brandon Prust. "They can throw as much disrespect as they want. "It doesnt really bother us at all. That was just (Weise) giving a little bit back and mocking them a little bit. Its not a big deal." Prust does not expect fireworks. "If it was the regular season, Im sure it would carry over, but this is Game 7," he said. "What are we going to do? Go out there and slash them and punch them in the head, take stupid penalties? "Not at all. Well focus on winning a hockey game and not taking dumb penalties." The Canadiens stayed alive with what coach Michel Therrien called their best game of the playoffs so far. He saw Max Pacioretty, with a goal and an assist, and Thomas Vanek, with two goals, deliver the points expected of top-line players. He also got a 26-save shutout from a highly focused Carey Price. And his move to replace slow-footed Douglas Murray with skilled and quick-skating rookie Nathan Beaulieu worked to perfection as the 21-year-old was plus-2 in limited ice time. "We played a hell of a game," said Therrien. "The only thing weve got to do is reset, refocus and make sure weve got another good game (on Wednesday)." The Canadiens have not been to a conference final since 2010, when goalie Jaroslav Halak backstopped them to upsets of Washington and Pittsburgh before they fell to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins hope to reach the conference final for the third time in four years. They won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and lost in the final to Chicago last spring. "Weve felt confident all series against these guys," said Montreal captain Brian Gionta. 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I ran out of space and that was it really.Twice Rosberg closed to within half a second of his team-mate only for Hamilton to immediately increase his pace and pull away.I knew what I was doing, its not like Ive not been doing this for a long time, Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.There was never a moment that I felt that I was going to lose it. Because its so hot here, you dont need a five or ten second gap. I just need to do what I have to do. Hamilton was also warned to speed up at one stage by his Mercedes team when Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo, who rounded off the podium to climb to third in the drivers championship, threatened to catch Rosberg. But after Ricciardo ultimately crossed the line almost half a minute behind Hamilton, Red Bull boss Christian Horner conceded: Mercedes were in a different Formula. Drivers championship standings Driver Team Points Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 192 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 186 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 115 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 114 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 110 Sebastian Vettel was fourth for Ferrari while the cars of Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen made contact as the teenager held off the Finn, who accused Verstappen of an illegal block, for fifth.ddddddddddddI could see him coming, he was very optimistic to dive into the inside so I went to the inside and he had to brake - he locked up and hit the rear of my car, said Verstappen. Ive seen people penalised for much less, retorted Raikkonen. Red Bulls Max Verstappen battled to keep Kimi Raikkonen from passing him, but they did collide on lap 57 Ferrari and Red Bull are now separated by a single point in the Constructors Championship as pressure continues to ramp up on the stagnating Scuderia. Although Fernando Alonso finished seventh for McLaren, team-mate Jenson Button suffered the race from hell after his car suffered a crippling mechanical failure in the opening stages.Rather farcically, insult was then added to injury when the stewards penalised Button for the radio messages he received as the former world champion sought to fix the problem. It was ridiculous for him to be given a drive-through penalty, thundered Sky F1s Paul di Resta. He is already last - where is the sense in this?Jolyon Palmer, meanwhile, spun when running in the points and finished 12th. The Renault rookie is still yet to score a point this term and remains in urgent need of a positive result as he fights to retain his seat. If he doesnt learn from this it will be goodbye, observed Sky F1s Johnny Herbert. Palmer himself described the mistake as a disaster. Toro Rossos ever-improving Carlos Sainz, the Williams of Valtteri Bottas and Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg rounded off the top ten.The next race, the German GP, takes place in a weeks time and is the last before the sport breaks up for its summer holiday. Hungarian Grand Prix Race Result1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:40:30.1152. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, + 1.977s3. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull + 27.5394. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari + 28.213s5. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, + 48.659s6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, + 49.0447. Fernando Alonso, McLaren + 1 lap8. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso + 1 lap9. Valtteri Bottas, Williams + 1 lap10. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India + 1 lap11. Sergio Perez, Force India, + 1 lap12. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, + 1 lap13. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, + 1 lap14. Romain Grosjean, Haas, + 1 lap15. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, + 1 lap16. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, + 1 lap17. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, + 1 lap18. Felipe Massa, Williams, + 2 laps19. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, + 2 laps20. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, + 2 laps21. Rio Haryanto, Manor, + 2 lapsRET. Jenson Button, McLarenDont miss the F1 Report: Hungarian GP review on Sky Sports F1 at 8.30pm on Wednesday as Marc Priestley and Ben Hunt join Natalie Pinkham in the studio to discuss the fallout from the Budapest race. Also See: Vettel pretty happy at Ferrari The Formula 1 Gossip Column WATCH: Verstappen-Raikkonen battle Full race result Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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