The Montreal Canadiens dropped a two-goal lead in the third period when Thomas Vanek led everyone in overtime with a net with 1.9 seconds left in the third and the Buffalo Sabres won 5-4 shootout on Thursday.
The Canadiens played with fire in the second game in two nights. Troupe Michel Therrien was sentenced to seven penalties in the game. Ryan White has once again put his team in trouble scooping two unnecessary penalties the same sequence. Vanek took the opportunity to enter the third goal for the Sabres.
The head coach of the Canadiens right fingered his players after the game. “We deserved a better fate, it was 4-2 and everything was under control. The discipline of a certain individual that has found himself in trouble, “said Michel Therrien.
The agitator of the Canadiens, who had returned to training due to injury at the bottom of the body of Travis Moen, was punished when Steve Ott refused to drop the gloves after it has served a hit with hip No. 53. “I hurt the team. It was an individual game. It struck me down, it’s a smart player. I reacted badly and I cost my team two points, “admitted White.
No. 26 of the Buffalo presented late in the game. The top scorer in the NHL pushed a loose puck in front of Peter Budaj with less than two seconds left to 4-4 with his 10th goal of the saison.Vanek and Jason Pominville have beat goalkeeper visitors side of the mitten shootout while Alex Galchenyuk was the only score for the Habs. It was the first shooting session for these two teams this season.
Tomas Plekanec is illustrated in the encounter with two goals, including one when he went alone to Ryan Miller with 45 seconds gone in the third. This goal was 4-2 for the CH.
The Habs escapes a match he was leading after 40 minutes for a second consecutive night against a division rival.
“It’s definitely frustrating. We were ahead by two goals, but we must turn the page quickly, “said the one who went to six goals this season.
A questionable goal
The fourth goal for the Sabres could raise questions as Ott was found in the semi-circle when Budaj Vanek pushed the puck into the net with one hand.
“The standards for the protection of guards are hard to follow. We clearly saw a player Sabres Budaj was near, “said Therrien.
The Canadian pilot and his players were very disappointed not to be able to give victory to guard No. 2 team. “We did not help much. He kept us in the game with big saves. We must find a way to win these close games, “said Plekanec.
As his coach, Budaj remained puzzled over last goal in regular time. “It’s a matter of opinion I think. I was pushed into the net. I think the game could have been stopped. When there are four goals on the road, you deserve to win. I felt good, I made good judgments on the disadvantages. It is only necessary to finish the job the next time, “commented assistant to Price.
PK Subban scored his second of the season during a powerplay two men late in the second. It is a second goal in as many games for the young defender who won a point in each of its games this season. Brendan Gallagher was the other scorer for the Canadiens. This is already the fourth since the start of the campaign. Raphael Diaz won his ninth an assist of the season on the game
The Canadiens finished the game 1 4 on the powerplay.
Tyler Ennis, who was the other shooter Sabres shootout and Ott were the other scorers for the Sabres which put an end to a series of three consecutive defeats.
Canadian will play its next meeting on Saturday, when he will receive the Maple Leafs.
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