Montreal Canadiens 1-1, 2 points, 5th in Atlantic Division
Canadiens for the week: 2 GP; 1 W 1 L , 2 points
Tuesday October 1, 2013
L: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 at Montreal Canadiens 3
The Canadiens and Leafs renewed their rivalry to kick off the 2013-14 season. The Canadiens broke out to a quick 2-1 lead after the 1st period, but turnovers and “lack of execution” as described by Habs coach Michel Therrien, enabled the Leafs to score 3 more goals. Including a short-handed goal when Andrei Markov couldn’t keep the puck in at the Toronto’s blue line when on a power play. Despite Lars Eller picking up 3 points in the game with 2 goals and an assist, the game was overshadowed by the injury/concussion sustained by George Parros when Parros fell flat to the ice face first during a fight with Colton Orr. Parros was rushed to the hospital and was released the next day, and is out indefinitely.
Saturday October 5, 2013
W: Philadelphia Flyers 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4
The Canadiens picked up their first win of the season as Head Coach Michel Therrien let his better players play. Lars Eller centring Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher led the way again as the line combined for 2 goals and 4 assists. The trio even saw action on the first power play unit. PK Subban got ice time on the penalty kill, as he played closed to 29 minites. The Canadiens played the game without the services of Max Pacioretty who is still nursing a hand injury. That meant Michael Bournival made his NHL debut but saw limited action playing just over 6 minutes. The game marked Daniel Briere’s first game against his former club. In two games Briere is still trying to get his first point as a Hab. The game also marked the return of Vincent Lecavalier playing his first game at the Bell Centre in a Flyers uniform. Suffice to say, Lecavalier was booed mercifully all game by Habs fans. Before the game, it was noted that George Parros is recovering well from Tuesday’s concussion and is now listed day to day. Ryan White took Parros spot in the lineup.
Injury Report for the week:
- Sept 30: Douglas Murray (D) out 4-6 weeks with upper body injury.
- Oct 1: George Parros (F) out day to day with concussion.
- Oct 5: Max Pacioretty (F) out day to day with upper body injurt.
Player Movement for the week:
- October 2: Canadiens recall defenceman Nathan Beaulieu from Hamilton (AHL).
- October 2: Canadiens return defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to Hamilton (AHL).
- October 4: Canadiens recall defenceman Nathan Beaulieu from Hamilton (AHL).
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