Four straight wins, four game-winning goals on the powerplay. That sums up the situation after five Canadian parts while CH defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Again, the Canadiens lost forward Tuesday. But as they did Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, the Montreal players have bounced back before it is too late.
Ahead 2-0 in the first period, the Habs found himself in a 3-2 deficit before returning strength to win 4-3 against the Winnipeg Jets at the Bell Centre.
“The Jets took advantage of their opportunities – they only had 10 shots after two periods, noted Michel Therrien. But I still liked the way we played. In the third period, it could have been from one side or the other, but the players are held together and they went to get a big win. ”
The Canadiens scored twice on five power plays. Tomas Plekanec put the finishing touches by scoring at 5:31 of the third period with the man advantage. Montreal now has eight goals on the power play since the beginning of the season.
Andrei Markov and Raphael Diaz have both got two assists in the game.
Carey Price and Ondrej Pavelec both experienced an evening sawtooth to their respective thread, even if the guardian of CH has made the difference in the third period. Canadian fired 26 shots on goal.
Price, who played every game of his team since the beginning of the year, made 18 saves to collect his fourth win.
Rene Bourque and Erik Cole broke the side window of the premises. The No. 17 scored the first goal of the game while the goal of creating the Cole tied 3-3 in the second period.
Cole recovered a loose puck near the cage Ondrej Pavelec. “We felt the last two or three games, that his game was coming to the point. This is great news for our team, “Therrien said Cole.
Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk – his second of the game – have collected an assist on the first of the season No. 72. Gallagher had also scored in the first period to make it 2-0 for CH. The two young people finish the game with two points each.
“My work with these young then, is to make sure to build their confidence. If they continue to be successful, it is thanks to their work habits and their passion, “said Therrien.
The Jets have also taken a liking to score on the power play scoring with a net benefit of a man and another while a Habs penalty had just ended. Nik Antropov tied the game at 2-2 by pushing the return of Bryan Little behind Carey Price while Lars Eller had just come out of prison early middle period. The No. 31 had made a nice stop on the shooting just before Little receipt of order.
The visitors took the lead for the first time in the middle of the game. While both teams evolved four against four, Evander Kane came into the offensive zone and left behind him the hard Oli Jokinen who scored with a shot from the side of the shield Price.
Canadian extend his streak of gains to four while the Jets to three stops. Since their return to the NHL, the Jets have a win in five games against the Habs.
PK Subban was not uniform, as Yannick Weber.
Canadian Senators will visit Ottawa on Wednesday before returning to Montreal for its traditional doubleheader morning the weekend of Super Bowl Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres and Sunday against the Senators.
Peter Budaj will make his first start of the season on Wednesday.
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