Habs Daily Recap: March 16th
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There is a Habs signing called “Habathon” on Sunday, April 7th at PLACE VERTU 3131 de la Côte-Vertu Blvd, Saint-Laurent, Québec. The signing includes Carey Price, Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Brendan Gallagher, Josh Gorges, Brandon Prust and more. More details are coming soon.
An even earlier signing will happen with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher on March 24th at 2pm – 4pm at Best Buy in Anjou, Québec. It is a free event and they will also be handing out hockey cards. For other information, visit Hockey Helps website here.
After Mike Blunden’s first scheduled flight was cancelled, he did make it to New Jersey. Travis Moen moved to the line with Plekanec and Gionta due to the absence of Ryder, allowing Blunden to insert on the 4th line with White and Armstrong. Price would be in goal against Hedberg for the Devils. Per Engel, with Michael Ryder out, Josh Gorges took over Habs iron man streak. The game in New Jersey would be the 110th straight game for Gorges.
The Bulldogs would have a better start than their game on Friday night against the IceCaps. In the rematch, the ‘Dogs would put up 3 goals in the first period to lead the game 3-1 after 20 minutes. They would hold that lead until the third period where everything would completely unravel. Hamilton would give up 3 goals to lose the game 4-3 and drop a costly two points. They now head to Syracuse, who will not be an easy opponent. They are the top team in the East and in the league with 82 points.
Against the Devils, Colby Armstrong would snipe his first of the year in the first period to give Montreal a 1-0 lead. Harrold would tie it up on the powerplay for the Devils in the second, but there should have been a tripping call just prior to the goal as Eller was taken down. No call, game levelled. However, in the third period the Devils would give the puck away, allowing Tinordi to release a bomb which would be tipped by Plekanec for the Habs to take the lead again. It would stay that way and the Canadiens clinched their 5th win in a row. They have Sunday off and will return to practice on Monday at 11am in Brossard before their game Tuesday against the Sabres.
- Nygren was a +1 and had 2PIM
- Nyström put up an assist
- Schultz registered an assist, +1 rating and 2PIM
- Bozon had a goal, an assist, and a +3 rating
- Dietz tallied 3 assists and was a +2
- Hudon posted 2 assist and a +3 rating
- Vail scored a goal and was a -1
- Bennett had a +1 rating
- Cichy remained even against Michigan
- Kristo had a goal
- MacMillan did not put up any points
- Sullivan was even versus Vermont
- Walsh potted a goal and had 2PIM