Andrei Markov moved the Bell Center, the Canadiens showed that Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils are not unbeatable in Montreal ending a series of eight victories in recent Bell Centre with a triumph of 4 3 in overtime.
Markov blew the crowd with joy when he pushed a rebound behind from Rene Bourque Brodeur with 38 seconds to go small the extra period.
Russian jubilant after scoring his third goal in as many winning victories for Canadian (3-1) this year. He had just regained his usual composure in the dressing room before the cameras and microphones.
“This is a very good team effort and I was a bit lucky on purpose,” he humbly commented.
“I’m not surprised to see Andrei play this way, it is so good,” said Carey Price about to go errs number 79.
The last defeat Devils in Montreal amphitheater dating back to 11 March 2008. By cons, they very nearly find another way to extract the game the Habs. Brodeur and his troupe have erased a 2-0 deficit and another 3-1 in the final third to snatch this point in their first defeat of the campaign.
“We played against a very good team so it was the perfect time to assess our performance. I enjoyed the fact that we never abandoned. It’s always nice when you harvest a team victory like this, “summarized Michel Therrien.
Young Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk continued to contribute while Gallagher scored his first goal – beautiful – career while Galchenyuk raised two assists.
“It’s so special sensation especially as Brodeur was my favorite goalie growing up. I did not know how to react so I turned to Alex to thank him for his pass, “said Gallagher with his smile impossible to remove from his face.
Brandon Prust scored the third goal of his own in a strange way when he hit the flying puck approached Brodeur. The other purpose of the Ryan White belongs to what makes the first Canadian trio is the only one not to have found the back of the net in four games.
An important moment came in the third period when two penalties for high sticking were imposed Prust and Galchenyuk on the same sequence. David Clarkson jumped at the chance to score while Dainius Zubrus evened the score a few minutes later.
Patrik Elias, who was an accomplice of these two goals for the Devils, also marked the first and he scored his 900th career point in this duel.
“We made a bad run on the third goal for the Devils, but I still liked our performance. We did not play on your heels and it is in adversity we discover the players and they responded well, “said Therrien.
Following this setback, Brodeur still has a record of 43-19-5 against Montreal in his career. Price took precedence over the veteran of 40 years with a few key stops scattered throughout the game.
An amazing first period
Supporters attended an initial period surprising given the identity of the opponent. In fact, the show was much more aggressive than expected against the Devils.
The Canadian took multiple chances interesting during this engagement. Brian Gionta, Rene Bourque, Prust and Colby Armstrong had been particularly garner another goal for Montreal.
White was the first to break through the wall that Brodeur was not as sparkling as usual in Montreal. White jumped on a rebound of Alexei Emelin and this shot was touched by Travis Moen.
Gallagher doubled the lead on a climb two against one with his new accomplice. The diminutive striker has enjoyed a skilful maneuver his young partner who has passed on the puck at the last second.
Gallagher was able to pull in an open cage and the crowd cheered warmly number 73 for this unforgettable moment.
In the second third, the Devils returned to their usual recipe calming the game Elias scored the only goal of the period by deflecting a shot from the edge of Mark Fayne that left no chance for Price.
The intensity level rose at the same time Francis Bouillon has not declined by distributing two solid bodychecks the most powerful in the place of Mattias Tedenby.
A memorable match for a visit and Matteau Gauthier
Stefan Matteau son, the hope of the Devils, had a special evening despite the defeat when it was used on the top line with Ilya Kovalchuk and Travis Zajac for two periods. Stéphane Matteau’s son found a way to threaten an opportunity in the first period, but Price made him lose the disc.
There has been little used in the third period and the Devils still have a part to evaluate before deciding if he returns in the QMJHL with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
Pierre Gauthier, the former CEO of the Canadian, made his first visit to the Bell Centre since his dismissal and he watched the players for the Chicago Blackhawks.
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