With a comeback in the third period, the Canadiens proved that stands at the forefront of the Eastern Conference by taking this position with a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Trailing 3-1 after 40 minutes of action, CH responded with goals from Brian Gionta, Alexei Emelin and Brendan Gallagher at the expense of Cedrick Desjardins to win.
“We greatly encourage the act of sending the puck to the net and to fight for it then. This is what allowed us to win this game and it takes courage to move here, “said Therrien.
For cons, the Habs lost the services of Brandon Prust midway through the third period. Prust, who excelled this season, injured his left shoulder hitting the tape when he wanted to prevent icing and it did not return to the game later.
Canadian merely that he was wounded in the upper body, but after the game, Prust was seen left shoulder in a sling.
Troupe Michel Therrien had lost first place in the afternoon when the Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers. However, the Bruins still have three more games to play than their rivals Montreal.
The Lightning was limited to a tiny shot in the third period and therefore suffered a defeat since the eighth nine games.
Guy Boucher men had yet taken control with three goals in the middle period. Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone and Sami Salo found a way to deceive the vigilance of Carey Price.
“This is another game where we control our players and get nervous when it is tight because we had little success lately,” commented Guy Boucher.
“There is trouble on the puck and it is this factor that has helped the Lightning to score two goals. This is something we have to improve, “admitted Therrien who has seen his company win 41% of games.
The other goal was scored by Canadian Tomas Plekanec in the second third with a reversal caused by Michael Ryder.
The latter, who was punished by her coach in the third period in the last game, proved one of the best strikers of his clan. He collected two assists and displays a record six assists in six games with Montreal.
Gabriel Dumont was inserted into the Montreal for the first time this season when Greg Pateryn lived his baptism in the NHL because of the injury suffered by Yannick Weber.
“I liked the work of Dumont, he even won important faceoffs in defensive zone in the third period. He wanted to return to the bench, but I told him that I trusted him and he had to complete his presence “, said the coach.
This context led Therrien use PK Subban galore (27:42).
Side of Lightning defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron was left out again.
CH will complete its five-game trip Sunday against the Florida Panthers at 17:30 RDS.
Several goals strange
This match was punctuated by a multitude of purposes inelegant. For example, Price unlucky on the third goal as the puck deflected off Stamkos and Malone before crossing the red line. Martin St. Louis had run unchecked numerical superiority.
The purpose of Salo, Max Pacioretty blundered by going get his stick dropped allowing the defender to move several feet to draw.
As for Stamkos, he completed a beautiful exchange with St. Louis for the first goal of the game.
Desjardins had no more luck on three goals in the last third of the CH. Than Gionta was successful while the puck was free behind the keeper for a few moments. The referee Brad Watson was well placed to see Gionta and pushed into the net.
Emelin about his shot veered on an opponent that defeated the timing of Desjardins.
Gallagher Completed on while pushing the disk in order to be pushed before it.
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