A. Burmistrov (08:16 - 1st)
WPG: O. Pavelec (L)
MTL: P. Budaj (W)
Earlier tonight in Montreal, the Canadiens took on the Winnipeg Jets. The Boston Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils earlier tonight 1-0 with the loan goal by the new Bruin, Jagr. So now its crucial for the Habs to grab a win to put them back into the Northeast division lead. 8 minutes into the game the Jets took the lead with a goal by Burmistrov. 2:31 later with the Canadiens on a powerplay, Giontas shot was stopped and Ryder put home the rebound to make tie the game. The shots in the first were 11-9 Montreal in a tie game.
2 minutes into the second, Subbans shot from the point was stopped and Ryder put home the rebound to give the Habs the lead. 4 minutes later, the Habs were on another powerplay, Subban played the puck to Eller at the left circle and he fired a shot off the leg of Gionta and in to make it 3-1. Thats Giontas first goal in 7 games.The shots in the second were 9 to 8 Montreal. 52 seconds into the first, Enstroms shot beat Budaj to cut the lead to 1. But hang on a second, its been waved off as Wheeler interfered with budaj. They reviewed it and the call on the ice stands, NO GOAL.
7 minutes later, Ryder centred it to Moen and he was stopped, but Galchenyuk was there to put home the rebound for his first goal in 19 games as the Habs win 4 to 1.Budaj wins his third straight game and makes 33 saves (17 in the third) in the process. In the loss, Pavelec made 20 saves. Montreal played a great game, the only downside is that they gave up 17 shots in the third and only took 4. But in the end Montreal wins 4-1 and takes a 1 point lead over the Boston Bruins for 2nd in the East.
Written by Andrew Di Pardo
Next Game: Vs Bruins
Key out-of-town scoreboard:
New Jersey Devils 0-1 Boston Bruins (Jagr scores first as a Bruin)