A second period due to indiscipline Ryan White has been the cause of the end of the sequence of four wins Canadiens, who lost 5-1 on Wednesday before the Ottawa Senators on Bank Place Scotia.
This victory allows Senators to join the Bruins atop the north-east section with eleven points. Boston, however, played a game less. Ottawa has only two defeats in seven games, including a tiebreaker in, while the Canadian cash a second defeat in six games. It is also a first defeat on the road for men Michel Therrien.
The two teams that competed in two games each space of 24 hours, the Senators seemed to have much more energy.
After being lazy on the first goal by Tomas Plekanec during a power play at 5:31 of the first period, the goalkeeper Craig Anderson, who was playing his 300th career game, had nothing to be ashamed of the on. It was the height of the situation he faced 32 shots, including 13 in the third. It is particularly indicated in the third period as the Canadiens showed teeth. He has stolen Brandon Prust has a shot at close range.
With an assist on the goal of Plekanec, Andrei Markov got a point in a sixth straight game.
The match was played in the second period when the Senators exploded with three goals. They especially enjoyed the discipline of Ryan White, who has not been able to control his emotions, which opened the door to the Senators, who scored three goals in less than four minutes.
“We played well in the first, said Therrien. The second started well and there was a penalty Colby Armstrong, I watched five times and I still do not understand, which broke our rhythm. It is certain that the penalty unsportsmanlike White is unacceptable. ‘
When reporters asked if he heard Therrien have a discussion with White, the driver of the Canadian replied after a pause, “We’ll see.”
The boiling Habs player was sentenced to four penalty minutes for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct on the same sequence. Ottawa took advantage and broke a 1-1 tie by scoring two penalties on the Canadiens player. First captain Daniel Alfredsson picked up a loose puck to beat Peter Budaj with a shot in the upper part. It was his first of the season. While White was still in jail, Mika Zibanejad has experienced a moment that will remain unforgettable in his life by writing his first goal in the NHL.
To add insult to injury, Chris Phillips, with a powerful slapshot, gave priority to his three goals as the two teams played again in equal numbers.
“We lost a lot of fight in front of the net, admitted Therrien. Peter has not been easy for his first game of the season. He kept us in the game in the first period. ‘
Therrien said that special teams his team did not work despite a power play goal in six. “Our power play has often broke our momentum. Shorthanded, it was not too hard. We do not expect to ever score in advantage, but we want our power play gives us momentum. ‘
Jim O’Brien took advantage of the imbalance Peter Budaj to score his third of the season in first. End of the game, Chris Neil also scored.
Andre Benoit, Colin Greening and Zack Smith have two assists each.
The game was punctuated by numerous penalties, both clubs enjoying a total of ten power plays. The first period has also been entitled to two fights in the space of a few minutes. The match was old less than 90 seconds when Ryan White and Zack Smith threw the gloves. Chris Neil and Brandon Prust invited to dance a few minutes later. For tough Canadian, it was a third fight in six games.
The two teams will meet Sunday on the ice at the Bell Centre.
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