Andrei Markov was smiling Tuesday after his two-goal performance achieved in the 4-1 victory over the Canadiens face the Florida Panthers. But it is when he started talking about Alex Galchenyuk, who scored his first goal in his second game in the NHL, his eyes began to shine.
“It’s always nice to see the smile of a young man when he scored his first goal,” said the No. 79 turned to the locker Galchenyuk, where the young American of Russian origin commenting on a night which he always remember.
“The first goal (career) is always special, so I’m happy for him and all the guys in the team are happy for him,” said Markov.
Galchenyuk was pleased him, that his first goal is already done.
“Obviously, I will have to think about it, even though I will continue to approach every game with the idea of marking, he said. Already for the second match, I felt less nervous than my first. ‘
Freshman 18, who said put the puck predict its purpose to his parents, has also appreciated the ovation the crowd gave him the Bell Centre. It’s been a while since she had expressed her joy with much noise and joy.
“The fans in Montreal have so much passion for hockey. It was a special feeling, impossible to describe, “said Galchenyuk.
Brendan Gallagher is passed to the background collecting his first NHL point on the same game, but he still enjoyed the moment. He also enjoyed the fact that it was his first game with the Canadiens.
“I’d be lying if I said I was not nervous, he acknowledged. In embarking on the ice, I thought about all the people who have made sacrifices for me, then I came back into the present moment very quickly. ‘
Gallagher was true to himself by being combative despite its small size, and not shrinking Panthers players who tried to attack him.
“I have to play like that to be successful. I said that we should not forget, and I tried to sow confusion in the hope of creating openings. ‘
As for Markov, it was also shining for other reasons. Especially the victory, but also the sweet realization that his two knee surgeries are becoming distant memories.
“I do not remember my wounds, launched Markov, tongue-in-cheek. I look to the future, and I am happy that the team won. ‘
“I was lucky. I closed my eyes and pulled the net “, has also said the Russian defender of his two balls which resulted in goals.
As to whether it expects to realize more net during the power play in the next game, he has always been a clever passer in this context, Markov responded simply that “everyone should be able to uncheck good fire. ”
Anyway, the provision of Markov Tuesday is a good sign for the rest of things. Not bad everyone agrees that if Markov is going well this season, the Canadiens season will too. Michel Therrien and realizes well.
“Where he feels better, it is on a hockey rink. This is where he expresses himself, that’s where it’s fun, “noted the coach of the Canadiens, who gave the puck to match CEO Marc Bergevin, after Carey Price had handed him.
“This is a first victory for me, this is true, and I appreciate the gesture Carey. First win is always special, but I’ve had other, first wins, and my first thought tonight was for Mark. This is his first victory as a leader in a leading position in the National League, so I thought it returned to him. ‘
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