The Canadian bowed 3-1 in the face of the Blackhawks
Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
The goalie of the Chicago black hawks Corey Crawford blocks a shot from the striker of the Canadian Artturi Lehkonen in the third period.
The players of the Montreal canadiens multiply the penalty shootout in the and add up the defeats.
After losing in overtime the night before in Toronto, the Chicago black hawks spoiled the opening local of the Canadian by signing a victory of 3-1 Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
As it has become a habit in the face of the Canadian, Corey Crawford stole the show as he has faced a barrage of 42 shots, including nine in the first five minutes of the match and other seven during the first three minutes of the third twenty.
Only Tomas Plekanec has managed to deceive the vigilance of Crawford, on the very first shot of the encounter.
“I liked our start, I know that the last five minutes of the first may have not been so good. In the first half of the second, it was not there at all, but it has taken over and we had a good third, ” summary Claude Julien, who was trying to focus on the positive elements.
Alex DeBrincat, a young striker called for the draft following the transaction involving Andrew Shaw, led the attack of the winners with a goal, his first for his career in the national hockey League, and one assist.
Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov have also beat Carey Price, who has blocked 22 shots.
The Canadian has three full days to recover from this other setbacks before receiving the visit of the spectacular Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, to close this brief stay of two home games.
In the Face of a formation which had played a lively match 24 hours earlier, the Canadian has been a starting gun to the point where he had done the first two this season, scoring the first goal of the game, the Plekanec after 75 seconds of the game, and taking the lead in a match.
Rather ordinary on the purpose of Plekanec, Crawford is then recovered, such as during a sequence of about a minute during which Jonathan Drouin, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher, with the support of the defenders Shea Weber and Victor Mete, have fired seven shots in succession.
This sequence and of the penalties as a series of Cody Franson and John Hayden, the Canadian has not been able to use, seemed to turn the wind in favor of the visitors before the end of the first twenty.
Had suddenly become much less incisive, to the point of being limited to only two shots in the second half of the first period, the men of Claude Julien saw the Blackhawks strike twice in the space of 19 seconds.
DeBrincat, helped by a release of Jordie Benn, who has given against a line judge, scored his first career goal in the national League, and Saad was immediately followed up with his fifth of the season.
The inertia of the Canadian continued in the second period, to the point where Julien has completely revamped its trios.
Artturi Lehkonen is found at the right wing, with Drouin and Pacioretty, while Charles Hudon has replaced Alex Galchenyuk on the left side of Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw. As for Galchenyuk, he has been reunited with Gallagher alongside Torrey Mitchell.
All these upheavals have not helped the Habs achieve the goals necessary to go up the slope, something that seems to be difficult for a formation that seems to be unable to buy a goal.
Echoes of locker room
Max Pacioretty, on the overall performance of the team :
“We’ve had a lot of opportunities. Of our four games, this is probably our best, but we are not looking for moral victories. We need to win games, and three defeats away, it is frustrating, especially when you do not score goals. “
Charles Hudon, the feeling of frustration that can lead the team :
“It is repeated every time. It is hard when one has the shots, the opportunities. This is all the time of good stops on the other side, bad bounces of the puck. It is difficult. “
Jonathan Drouin, on the failure to mark in digital advantage :
“We still lack things in numerical advantage. Yes, we move the puck, you get shots. Our unit of five is not enough as a whole. It is a the beginning of the season, we need to keep working. ”