After party in high emotions against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins, the Canadiens did not offer the level of intensity that we were entitled to expect against one of the worst teams in the circuit before s tilt 6-3 to the New York Islanders on Tuesday before a meager crowd of 9498 spectators at the old Nassau Coliseum.
The series of games where the Canadiens earned at least one point stopped at eleven. This is the first Canadian to win steadily since the 6-0 thrashing cashed before the Toronto Maple Leafs, on February 9.
This is the second time this season that the Islanders beat the Canadiens. The first time, however it was in overtime Feb. 21 at the Bell Centre. In general, the Islanders won their last three games against Montreal and six of their last eight meetings. The two teams will meet again on the same rink on March 21.
“This is a dangerous team with a good offense. Their numerical advantage works well. We have not been proactive enough. We sentenced to punishments and they took advantage, “captain Brian Gionta makes.
“We played badly. There are no excuses. I played poorly and other players feel the same way about themselves, “admits Max Pacioretty.
“We made several mistakes before their goals. Avoid turnovers in the neutral zone and this is how we’re going to help, “think Tomas Plekanec.
Even if the Habs gave up two shorthanded goals that have changed the look of the game in the second period, head coach Michel Therrien has defended his players about discipline. “We must be careful when we say indiscipline. Sometimes, it is questionable decisions. I can not blame a player when I see the back and say that I did not have to be hunted. ‘
The Canadian can at least thank the Washington Capitals, whose overtime victory over the Boston Bruins keeps him on top of the Northeast division and overall in the East by a point.
The Canadiens captain was the author of 20 000th goal in the rich history of the team in the NHL. The purpose of Gionta, his seventh this season, allowed his team to level the playing 3-3 in the third period, but the celebrations were short-lived. “It’s always nice to be part of the history of a great team, but the defeat still hard to swallow,” says he.
PK Subban and Michael Ryder have been complicit in this historic goal. Ryder also was the author of 19 000th goal in the history of the club during his first visit to Montreal.
The star of Carey Price, who faced 31 shots, begins to fade as evidenced by its record 2-3-1 in his last six games. During this sequence, gave 19 goals, while maintaining a save percentage of, 871 during the same period.
Canadian even took the lead in the first when Tomas Plekanec became the first marker ten goals of the team when he eluded the vigilance of Evgeni Nabokov. Plekanec had no trouble putting the goal as all players on the ice thought the puck was at the left of the cage Islanders when she was rather on his stick.
Subban scored one of two goals lead Canadiens with a powerplay tonight.
Ryder had three assists.
The Islanders scored three times in the second period to take a 3-1 lead. Matt Moulson, Michael Grabner and Matt Martin found the back of the net. Radek Martinek, with the goal that made the difference just 48 seconds after the equalizer Canadian, John Tavares and Colin McDonald, into an empty net, have the other for the Islanders in the third.
Martinek had not scored since October 12, 2011 while wearing the colors of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Brad Boyes and Thomas Hickey tallied two assists in the win.
Nabokov, 37, made 29 saves for the Islanders. It shows a record of 10-7-2 this season.
Rookie Alex Galchenyuk has attracted attention in the first period despite himself when a hit Casey Cizikas made him visit the Islanders bench. The Canadiens player tumbled by the wheel after being plated for land among opponents. The young American was not injured in the sequence.
The Habs travel continues, next stop where he will face Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.
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