The Canadian little sharp against the Devils
Photo: Ryan Remiorz, The canadian Press
Jesper Bratt (no. 63) scored one of four goals to the Devils on Thursday evening.
The Montreal canadiens suffered a third setback in as many outings in preseason matchups, and a second in as many nights at the Bell Centre, when he was defeated 4-1 at the hands of the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
The only goal the Habs went to the defender Éric Gélinas, a former of the Devils, against the goalkeeper Keith Kinkaid during a numerical advantage in the second period. Kinkaid has played in the whole match and was faced with 29 washers.
Carey Price has spent the whole evening in front of the net on the Canadian and it has been superseded by Mirco Mueller in the first half, Nico Hischier, in the second twenty, and Jesper Bratt, mid-way through the last third. Price received a total of 31 shots.
Bratt has scored a second goal into an empty net with 16.3 seconds to play in the third period.
With a training similar to that which had faced the Boston Bruins in the Centre Videotron Monday evening, without too much panache, moreover, the Canadian has hardly been more incisive against the Devils.
In the first period, during which the club was limited to only seven shots, it is Jeff Petry who has proven to be the most threatening, with two good shots, one of which at a numeric advantage.
In the second twenty, it took the Devils écopent three penalties in a span of 28 seconds, including two simultaneous 16:49, that the Canadian imposed his presence in the territory of a rival. During this sequence, the Habs won six of the shots, but four of them came from Petry and Gélinas at the blue line.
Furthermore, if players like Charles Hudon and Victor Mete had benefited from the visit of the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, to win and score important points, we cannot say as much attackers as Michael McCarron, Jason Rose, Daniel Carr and Andreas Martinsen.
McCarron has given some failure, but it has nothing generated in the attack and ended the match without a single shot on goal, as The Rose and Carr. Among the young audition, Nikita Scherbak has been a little more visible.
The Canadian will not at the Bell Centre prior to Friday, 29 September, while the Florida Panthers will be the visitors. Meanwhile, the men of Claude Julien will be going to Ottawa on Saturday, Toronto on Monday, and in Quebec city on Wednesday to face off against the Maple Leafs.