Bullied at his last outing, the Canadians began the weekend of Super Bowl brilliantly by inflicting a 6-1 setback to the Buffalo Sabres in what was the return to action of PK Subban.
The expressive Canadiens defenseman was not alone in feeling relief in this meeting since David Desharnais and Lars Eller each have donned their first goal of the season in the fifth win in six games to Montreal.
Desharnais added a second goal scored while qu’Eller two assists in the biggest offensive output of the team this year.
“I’m a little relieved, but I knew it was coming,” said Desharnais showed that two facial cuts.
“We felt they were comfortable in this game. They used their speed and it is important for them, “said Michel Therrien speaking of Desharnais and Eller.
Rene Bourque is illustrated with two goals as the Sabres suffered a fifth defeat in six games.
“I just feel better and healthier this year. I want to prove my worth with good players, “admitted Bourque.
Men Therrien so brilliantly cleared out their bad Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators and they can take against them on Sunday at 14h ahead of the Super Bowl.
Despite dominating 15-1 in shots in the first period, the hospital had just taken a 1-0 lead thanks to a goal by Bourque with eight seconds left on the clock.
Everything fell into place in the second round when Brendan Gallagher began a push three goals. Far from slowing the pace, his accomplice Alex Galchenyuk participated in this goal as well as that of Eller.
Subban, who received a mixed reception at its first presence on the ice has not been a decisive factor for this game, but he scored his first point on the sixth goal.
“It was great to win, but I did not feel very well. The team played a very good game. My timing was not at its best and I’ll try to do better in the next game, “Subban told.
It has been used for 18 minutes and the audience chanted “PK, PK” before the conclusion of the confrontation.
“It was important for us to manage especially his return he could not perform multiple drives. We will integrate quietly and did very well for his first game, “coach found.
Carey Price, who has granted leave to the last match, played a key role especially during the middle with some important cases including the expense of Cody Hodgson.
First time in 37 starts against Montreal, Ryan Miller was removed from the contest. Jhonas Enroth was brought in succession, but Bourque beat on the first launch.
Frustrated by the situation, Steve Ott started a fight with Brandon Prust, but it seemed wrong that came against Prust protect Gallagher.
Thomas Vanek, the top scorer in the NHL, was the author of the only goal for the Sabres shorthanded when Ott was in jail.
Before this, the brigade’s defensive Habs content was offensive duo formed by the time Jason Pominville and Vanek.
At the same time, the Canadian won his first game against Buffalo who had the top 5-1 last season.
The Sabres, who were already without the services of defenseman Robyn Regehr attackers Patick Kaleta and Cody McCormick and Ville Leino have lost the services of Andrej Sekera after a period has been reached about a foot by a pitch to Alexei Emelin.
It was the first NHL game in Montreal Mikhail Grigorenko who grew up with the Quebec Remparts.
The good news for the Canadian multiply since Max Pacioretty could return to play in the coming days and even on Sunday. Its status has changed while he was missing a few weeks.
To make things easier for Subban, Therrien used a training seven defensemen and 11 forwards so that Yannick Weber and Ryan White were therefore sentenced.
From the first seconds of the game, the Canadiens took control, but he had to wait to reap the dividends. Bourque concluded the first in a big way by scoring in rushing to the net and he deflects a pass from Brian Gionta.
Gallagher began the offensive explosion early in the second. Galchenyuk have dazed him and Christian Ehrhoff with a few passes and a defender Sabres deflects the last in his net.
Desharnais jumped on the wave beating Miller with a powerful run inside the pole to the left.
Only 28 seconds later, Eller found the back of the net with a nice feint near the half cercle.
Bourque returned to the charge in the third period after a clever delivery of Tomas Plekanec, who played a strong game.
Vanek has avoided the humiliation to his deceiving the vigilance Price when he escaped four against five.
Desharnais concluded the feast offensive pushing back launch Subban in the ropes.
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