Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Can't Win Them All

Grabbing a point in their last 10 games, the Canadiens would look to keep their point streak going against the Islanders Tuesday night in New York. The Canadiens had lost their previous matchup against the Islanders, would the result be the same?

  • First Period
    • With 4 minutes into the first, the Islanders would come close as they ring one off the top post. But it would be the Canadiens who would score first, as Plekanec snaps one past Nabokov. With only a goal in the first, the Canadiens would head into the second with a 1 goal lead.
      • Montreal: 9 Shots On Goal
      • NY Islanders: 6 Shots On Goal
  • Second Period
    • A minute and a half into the second, Matt Moulson would tie things up on the powerplay. Hitting the 8th minute mark, the Islanders on another powerplay would score taking the lead 2-1. A minute later, Michael Grabner would wrist the rebound in front of the net extending the lead to 3-1. Heading into the 3 minute mark, PK Subban on the powerplay would take a rocket of a slap shot which would deflect off the post and go in, cutting the lead down to 1 heading into the second.
      • Montreal: 14 Shots On Goal
      • NY Islanders: 9 Shots On Goal
  • Third Period
    • 6 minutes into the third, the Canadiens on the powerplay would tie this game at 3, as Brian Gionta would pick up the rebound right in front of the net. Brian Gionta would also get the Canadiens 20,000 NHL goal in history. Only 2 minutes later, Martinek would slap one past Price putting the Islanders up by 1 again. With a minute left, the Islanders would get a big one, John Tavares in front of the net picks up the loose puck and puts the Isles up 5-3. The Islanders would add an empty netter, ending this 6-3.
      • Montreal: 9 Shots On Goal
      • NY Islanders: 9 Shots On Goal
With a second consecutive loss against the Islanders this season last night, the Canadiens end their streak of grabbing points in consecutive games. The Canadiens head on to Carolina to face the Hurricanes Thursday night. 

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