The Canadian suffers a sixth setback on

Sport 28 September, 2017

Photo: Jacques Boissinot The canadian Press
Peter Hollad, Canadian, clinging to Eric Fehr during the first period of the game Wednesday night

Despite the fact that he had built up a cushion of two goals after one period of play, the Montreal canadiens suffered a sixth loss in as many outings in preseason matchups, Wednesday night, losing 4-2 to the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs in front of 14 452 spectators in the Centre Videotron.


The Maple Leafs have won even if they had left all their big guns in the Queen City and that they faced a team that had a good number of veterans, including Jonathan Drouin, Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher, Andrew Shaw, Alex Galchenyuk, Shea Weber and Carey Price.


Drouin and Shaw, who returned to the game after having cared for injuries, have been the two best players in the Canadian. They have registered the goals for the Habs — that of Shaw in numerical advantage — and have been, by far, the attackers are most threatening during the first two periods, scoring three and four shots respectively in the direction of Curtis McElhinney.


At its second output in the calendar of the preparatory Drouin has repeatedly spread out all of her skills offensive, while Shaw, who was also his second game, was visible everywhere on the rink.


Surprisingly, given the quality of the opposition, another player from the Canadian to have had the highlight has been Price. The doorman of the Canadian has faced 28 shots, including 23 in the first two periods. In his first game in six days, the guardian of Canada has granted four goals, including two while the Canadian tried to take the punishment at the beginning of the second and third periods.


He has also conceded a goal on a shot that hit Brendan Gallagher before twirl above his shoulder and behind him, while he seemed to lose the drive to view on the fourth.


Johnsson is leading the charge


Andreas Johnsson, a left-winger sweden, has carried out the attack of the Maple Leafs with a goal and two assists. Connor Carrick, Martin Marincin and Andreas Borgman, three defenders, have also hit the target. The goals of Marincin and Borgman have been registered in a span of 99 seconds and allowed the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 lead towards the end of the period median.


As for the men of Claude Julien, they have managed 31 shots on McElhinney, including 16 in the third period and 11 in numerical advantage.


The Canadian has two more games to come out of his lethargy, and to sign a first victory before the start of the regular schedule. Friday evening, he will host the Florida Panthers and the next day, the Ottawa Senators will be the visitors at the Bell Centre.