Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On A Roll!

The Canadiens visited the New York Rangers last night, Brandon Prust the former Ranger would play against his former team mates and hopefully grab a few points. The Canadiens needed to win this game in order to rank themselves in the number one spot in the Eastern Conference standings, did they do it? Find out below.

  • First Period
    • Carey Price would finally get to start after sitting out 2 games as he had the flu. Early in the first the Rangers would capitalize on a few opportunities, but Price would play strong. Late in the first, the Canadiens would get there first shot on goal which came from 16 minutes of play. The first period would end at 0-0.
      • Montreal: 3 Shots On Goal
      • NY Rangers: 5 Shots On Goal
  • Second Period
    • Both teams would get their fair share of chances throughout the first 10 minutes, but it would be the Rangers who would score first at the 7:32 minute mark. On a delayed penalty call, the Canadiens seemed to relax a little bit whereas the Rangers would capitalize. Carey Price with the initial save, could not stop the rebound from Stralman. With a minute left in the second, Pacioretty would receive a pass from Josh Gorges and slaps one making it a 1-1 game heading into the third.
      • Montreal: 7 Shots On Goal
      • NY Rangers: 10 Shots On Goal
  • Third Period
    • 2 minutes into the third, the Canadiens would get a 2 on 1, Brandon Prust to Galchenyuk who would score his second of the season. Coming to the 6th minute mark of the period, the Canadiens on the powerplay would give the puck away as the Rangers rush on a 2 on 1 opportunity, Price making the first save would thank the goal post for the second save. With only 3 minutes left to play, the Canadiens would take a penalty. The Rangers would pull their goalie making it a 6 on 4 advantage, but Rafael Diaz would shoot the puck from the Canadiens zone all the way to the Rangers empty net, 3-1 the final.
      • Montreal: 8 Shots On Goal
      • NY Rangers: 10 Shots On Goal
As the Canadiens celebrate their 5th straight win of the season, they would also see themselves sitting at the number one spot on the Easter Conference standings. The Canadiens will look to continue their streak thursday night as they face the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre. The Islanders are 3-7-0 in their last 10 games this season.

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