(02:10 - OT)
MTL: C. Price (W)
FLA: J. Theodore (L)
Last night in Sunrise, Florida, the Canadiens finished their two game road trip with a battle against the Panthers. Montreal dominated the first period with the shots being 11-6, but they couldn't beat Theodore. In the second there was a lot of back and forth play, but both Carey Price and Jose Theodore closed the door as their was no score. The shots were 10-7 Montreal in the second. Then in the third, neither team could beat the opposing goaltender as once again there was no score after 3. The shots in the third were 13-9 Panthers.2 minutes into the overtime period, Galchenyuk came up the left wing and took a shot and it was stopped and the rebound went 1 foot off the ice and Bourque knocked it home for the win as the Habs win 1-0. In the win,Price made 26 saves for hos first shutout of the season.
"He's excellent," Therrien said. "We lost a little bit of momentum on two shifts and that's when you need your goalie and Carey was phenomenal." In the loss, Theodore made 31 saves."It was a tough game for us. We got outworked for a stretch and we finally decided to start playing a simple game and things fell in from there, but obviously not enough to bring it home," Florida coach Kevin Dineen said. "Goaltending will be the story tomorrow. Goaltending was great at both ends."
Written By Andrew Di Pardo