The Habs gave up in the beginning of the third period will be provided to a 2-1 Boston Bruins, who sign and a fifth consecutive victory against their rivals from the North-East on Wednesday night.
Tyler Seguin scored his second of the season with just 14 seconds to dispose of the third period. David Krejci then gave the lead for good at tricking visitors Carey Price less than two minutes after his teammate.
The first goal of the season PK Subban will be shadowed by this setback. CH defender beat Tuukka Rask at 10:53 of the second period. His point shot deflected off the stick of Rich Peverley before completing his way to the back of the net. Andrei Markov and Tomas Plekanec get the assists on the net inscribed with the man advantage.
It was the sixth time that the Canadian leading after two periods this season, but he escapes this first advance.
“We were in position to win this match and I loved our preparation. We played against a very balanced team, but poor execution on both games cost us the game. We will learn from our mistakes, “said Michel Therrien at his press briefing following the defeat of his troops.
Unusually, the Habs dominated Boston-rivals in terms of robustness. Canadian gave 31 bodychecks against 26 for the Bruins.
The second period was less rhythmic than the other two. The Canadiens less zoomed in enemy territory and guardian of visitors has not really had to report.
“We had a difficult second period. We stopped what we were doing at first. The two goals in the third killed our momentum. We’ll take the plane and forget this game and get ready for tomorrow, “said captain Brian Gionta.
The goal of No. 76 could not relieve the lapel of his training. “As a team, we have to be better for 60 minutes. We’ll play better tomorrow. I think we played good hockey so far. We create this identity, we have still done well tonight, “recounted Subban.
The Bruins, who scored only three goals in 30 power play before the game, were unable to register a four power plays Wednesday night.
During the first powerplay of the CH first, Markov Subban had a partner. Second, Raphael Diaz was employed with the Russian defender on the first wave, as is the case since the beginning of the season.
Rask, featuring the first 20 minutes
Without first providing Rask, the outcome of the meeting could be very different. The Bruins goaltender was brilliant in the first period making several fine saves to keep the scoreboard empty. Teammates owed a debt of gratitude.
“Tuukka has played a strong game. My goal makes me feel good and I’m glad that we have the two points, “said Seguin, who had not scored since Jan. 28.
However, he recognizes that his team’s performance was not up to the beginning of the game. “We did not play as if we were prepared for a game of first place, but fortunately we showed our character in the third,” he said after the match.
As in his last three starts, Price has not been very busy during the first period, who received only four shots.
The first shot to face him came with 8:36 left in the first.
The Bruins currently sit enthroned atop the Eastern Conference with 15 points. Habs now three points behind.
Ryan White was again left out in the company of Tomas Kaberle and Yannick Weber. Forwards Brad Marchand and Daniel Paille was not the alignment of Boston due to injuries.
Ryan Spooner played his first game in the NHL for Boston, who was a teammate Alex Galchenyuk last year with the Sarnia Sting.
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