Friday, February 22, 2013

The Streak Is Gone

As the Montreal Canadiens were coming off a 5 game win streak and leading all Eastern Conference teams with the most points, they would get to add onto that streak with a win at home ice against the New York Islanders last night. The Islanders have only won 3 of their previous 10 games.
  • First Period
    • With 30 seconds into the game Price would have to make a big save on John Tavares who was right in front of the net. With only 20 seconds after Price's big save, Travis Moen would roof one past Evgeni Nabokov making it 1-0 Canadiens. 10 minutes later, the Canadiens would go on the powerplay where Max Pacioretty would slap one into the net from a pass from Desharnais. The Canadiens would really dominate the first period as they had most of the opportunities.
      • Montreal: 14 Shots On Goal
      • NY Islanders: 3Shots On Goal
  • Second Period
    • The Islanders would start the second period on the powerplay, Matt Moulson would tip in the point shot from Mark Streit cutting the lead down to 1. With 11 minutes to go in the second, Pacioretty would score again as he receives a pass from Desharnais from behind the net. The Islanders on the powerplay once again, would score making it 3-2 Canadiens heading into the third. 
      • Montreal: 14 Shots On Goal
      • NY Islanders: 12 Shots On Goal
  • Third Period
    • Midway through the third, Frans Neilson on the rush would snap one past Carey Price tying this game. After that goal, both teams would try and convert chances to goals, but it would remain a tie game. This game needed overtime!
      • Montreal: 4 Shots On Goal
      • NY Islanders: 8 Shots On Goal
  • Overtime
    • The Canadiens would get the most of the chances for the first 3 minutes, but it would be the Islanders who would capitalize. Thomas Hickey was left unmarked, as he just wrists one into the open net, Carey Price had no chance at all. The Islanders would win 4-3, the Canadiens do pick up a point in there effort.
      • Montreal: 1 Shots On Goal
      • NY Islanders: 2 Shots On Goal
With a loss last night, the Canadiens break their winning streak and are now tied with the New Jersey Devils at first place. The Canadiens will look to bounce back from their loss on Saturday night as they face the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre. The Rangers have won 8 of their 16 games played this season. 

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