The Canadian suffers a second setback in preseason

Sport 24 September, 2017

Photo: Paul Chiasson, The canadian Press
Ales Hemsky is hit the goalie Pheonix Copley in the second period.

The Montreal canadiens made his first unofficial at the Bell Centre in 2017-2018, undergoing a defeat of 4-2 against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.


A goal’s bizarre ex-Canadian Devante Smith-Pelly against Charlie Lindgren, with a little less than six minutes to play in the third period, broke the tie in favor of the visitors.


Charles Hudon and Max Pacioretty, both in the second period, taking advantage of digital benefits to allow the Canadian to erase a deficit of 0-2 after 20 minutes.


Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jakub Vrana had provided the two-goal lead to the Capitals in the face of Carey Price, who has been a very busy little while he received only ten rounds in a little under 30 minutes of action. Kuznetsov added two assists, including one on the net insurance Tom Wilson in an empty net when he was left 68 seconds on the dial.


A performance of quality


Despite this defeat, a second in as many outings in preseason matchups, the men of Claude Julien delivered a performance of quality, 48 hours after a service is not very inspired at the Centre Videotron against the Boston Bruins.


The Habs totally dominated in shots on goal, directing 43 shots to Philipp Grubauer and Pheonix Copley. Grubauer, the deputy of Braden Holtby in the regular season, has surrendered only once on 22 shots.


Aided by the numerous visits to the dungeon of the players of the Capitals, the Canadian has time and again been able to exercise his playing in numerical advantage, especially Pacioretty, Jonathan Drouin and Ales Hemsky. The three forwards, who played with so many different training courses a year ago, showed a cohesion which would rather believe they play together for moons.


The match also allowed the young Charles Hudon continue to score points. In addition to finding the back of the net, Hudon has been the victim of a post, after having done a masterful feint, and again displayed a nice flair to an offensive in the company of Tomas Plekanec and Artturi Lehkonen.


The club will take up the collar as soon as Thursday evening that it will host the New Jersey Devils and, quite possibly, the Switzerland Nico Hischier, first choice session selection June 2017 in Chicago.