Canadian took over the first seat of the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Pittsburgh Penguins defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-3 shootout Wednesday at the Bell Centre.
Lars Eller has passed the goal that made the difference. It returned to him immediately, who scored in regulation time while playing like a man possessed.
Alex Galchenyuk also beat goaltender Robin Lehner, author of 42 saves in 65 minutes of play
Carey Price has only yielded to Jakob Silfverberg shootout, after rejecting 29 shots.
Furthermore Eller, Brendan Gallagher and PK Subban were markers Canadiens (18-5-4), which won a fourth straight game. Subban added an assist and totaled 15 points in his last 11 games.
Mika Zibanejad, Daniel Alfredsson and Patrick Wiercioch, the last two on the power play, ensured replica Senators (13-8-6), which essuyent a sixth defeat in their last seven games.
With a score of 3-2 favoring the Habs and a total of 54 shots after two periods (28-26 HP), one would think that the 21,273 spectators attended a furious duel. This was not the case.
Engulfed the teams goals, two each, and shooting nets numerical superiority.
Alfredsson has narrowed the gap to a goal in 1.6 seconds from the end of the second period during a penalty to Alexei Emelin. Canadian defender was given a dubious checking the location of Eric Gryba. A gesture that could be reviewed by the NHL.
The purpose of Alfredsson has not been confirmed in the heat of the action, but the Senators captain was convinced he had scored. Video replay proved him right after the puck had struck the camera inside the net.
Earlier, the Canadian had 3-1 thanks to successes superiority Gallagher and Subban.
At 6:40, with rivals on the back, Gallagher has just touched the puck behind Lehner sent by Pacioretty, which would in any way moves the ropes.
Then at 17:11, the long throw Subban has mystified the keeper Tomas Plekanec bothered.
A first point For Dumont
In the first period, Eller opened the scoring in equal numbers at 7:02. The Danes crowned presence embodying the energetic rebound Gabriel Dumont. Dégelis striker in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, will tell later he has not stolen his first NHL point in his sixth game because he won his battle against Kaspars Daugavins, behind the goal of Direction.
The visitors tied it to the conclusion of a penalty on Colby Armstrong, at 10:26. Zibanejad beat Price with a wrist shot from the top of the enclave.
In the third, Price appeared in trouble not proficient shooting Wiercioch that snuck between his pads after 1:50 of play defender is advanced into the offensive zone before turning toward the center .
Already robust, the game was manly. The Canadiens had their chances on the powerplay, but he was unable to grasp at least in this engagement.
With 1:27 to go, Galchenyuk saw his wrist shot touching the pole. The sequence, Eller has delighted the disk before a rival to pass Galchenyuk.
The match came alive during the extension period. Eller, once again, failed to settle the debate a few times.
Eller has nevertheless had the last word and Canadian raised at least point in 14 of his last 15 games.
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