GOHABS The Week That Was for Oct. 13

THE GOHABS WEEK THAT WAS (week ending October 13).

A weekly blog recapping the Habs week that was.

Montreal Canadiens 3-2, 5th in Atlantic Division

 Record for week ending October 12, 2013:  GP: 3  W :2  L:1 OTL: 0  PTS: 4

Wednesday October 9, 2013

L:  Montreal Canadiens 2 at Calgary Flames 3

The Canadiens started their western road swing and it seemed they were just not ready.  Call it jet-lagged, or lack of focus, the Canadiens trailed 2-0 after the first period.  Canadiens played catch up all game, with P.K. Subban leading the way with a goal and an assist, but his two 3rd period penalties, one of them with over a minute left in the game, ended any chances of the Canadiens tying the game.  Journey-man goalie Joey MacDonald was the game’s first star.  Nathan Beaulieu made his first start oft he season with the Habs.

Milestone: Rene Bourque played in his 500th career NHL game.

 Thursday October 10, 2013  

W:  Montreal Canadiens 4 at Edmonton Oilers 1

After a lack lustre game the night before, Head Coach Michel Therrien wasted no time to juggle the lines.  Eller – Galchenyuk – Gallagher, which provided 70% of the scoring in the first three games, was broken up.  Tomas Plekanec replaced Eller at Centre.  Eller centred a line with Pacioretty and Brière.  After an early second period goal by the Oilers Ryan Smith on a Power play, the Canadiens answered with 4 unanswered goals.  The Gally kids lead the way with both Brendan Gallagher and Alex Gallchenyuk netting a goal and an assist.  P.K. Subban picked up 3 assists.  Peter Budaj started his first game of the season in the win, with 27 saves.

 Saturday October 12, 2013  

W:  Montreal Canadiens 4 at Vancouver Canucks 1

The Canadiens started the game without the services of Brian Gionta who, the day before, had to rush back home to attend to a family emergency concerning one of his children.  The game tied at 1-1 in the second, featured one of the strangest goal when Dan Hamius and Roberto Luongo combined for an own goal. The goal was credited to Lars Eller.  A shorthanded goal.  That seemed to sap the momentum in the third period as the Canadiens won 4-1.  Tomas Plekanec and Josh Gorges got their first of the year, both in the third period, and PK Subban picked up another assist,

 

Player Movement for the week:

October 6: Canadiens  recall defenceman Nathan Beaulieu from Hamilton (AHL).

 

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