Monday, October 28, 2013
MONTREAL CANADIENS (2013-14): WEEK 4 RECAP
Edmonton Oilers @ Montreal Canadiens (4-3 Final)
Coming off a loss to the Predators, the Habs were looking to bounce back with a win over the Oilers. Plekanec scored late in the second to make it 1-0. Then shortly after that, Gallagher came flying up the left wing and ripped a shot home to make it 2-0. The Habs were off to a great start, but it went downhill in the second. Hemsky and Smid scored the goals for the Oilers in the second to tie the game. 8 minutes into the third, Nugent-Hopkins came in on a 2 on 1 and he played the puck to Petry and he scored to make it 3-2. Jones would score to make it 4-2. Then with 1 second left Gionta scored to make the loss closer at 4-3. In the win, Dubnyk made 27 saves. In the loss, Price made 27 saves.
Anaheim Ducks @ Montreal Canadiens (1-4 Final)
After losing 2 straight, the Canadiens were looking to start a winning trend as they took on Saku Koivu & the Ducks. 11 minutes in, Beaulieu's shot was tipped in by Bournival to make it 1-0. Shortly after, Bournival fed the puck to Plekanec on the right wing and his one-timer beat Hiller to make it 2-0 after 1. 12 minutes into the second with the Habs on a powerplay, Subbans shot was stopped and Gionta was there to put home the rebound to make it 3-0. Maroon would score a early third period goal for the Ducks, but it wouldn't matter as Bourque would add a late goal as the Habs win 4-1. In the final minute of the game, Saku Koivu was given a standing ovation in what could be his last game at the bell center."It was emotional," said Koivu. "I had the whole building behind me. It was nice. A big thank you for that. I felt great before the game. And obviously at the end, that was amazing."
San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens (2-0 Final)
After Montreals win, they had a tougher team to play on October 26th, the San Jose Sharks. There was no score after 1 and the shots were 11-8 Sharks. Then 6 minutes into the second, Marlieu centred the puck to Thorton and he played it to Couture in front and he tipped it past Price to make it 1-0. Tick... Tack... Toe... Goal. Thats the way the goal was for the Sharks as they lead 1-0 after 2. 4 minutes into the third, Marleau's dump in, took a weird hop off the glass and went to Couture who had a empty net and he scored to make it 2-0. That would be the final. In the win, Neimi made 22 saves. In the loss, Price made 35 saves.