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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