Alex Galchenyuk recorded the first hattrick of his NHL career to lead the Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Galchenyuk scored the last three goals for the Habs after Brandon Prust had given the Canadiens a 1-0 first period lead. The win was the third in a row for the Canadiens.
Canadiens Game Story
Led by Carey Price, the Canadiens defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings 6-2 in a rare Friday night game at the Bell Centre. Rookie Jiri Sekac led Canadiens with two goals.
The Canadiens capped an emotion filled night at the Bell Centre with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night. The team honoured the legacy of Jean Beliveau with a pre-game ceremony that moved his widow and a large portion of the sellout crowd to tears. Then Tomas Plekanec scored the game winner with less than five minutes remaining.
The Canadiens four game road trip turned out to be a humbling experience in light of the team’s early season successes. The Dallas Stars’s 4-1 win was the Habs third defeat in the four game trip. With six losses their last seven games, the Canadiens have washed out their previous 8-1-0 success.
The Chicago Blackhawks got a tiebreaking goal from Brandon Saad with twenty-seven seconds remaining in regulation time and edged the Canadiens 4-2 Friday night in the Windy City. The Canadiens had taken a 3-2 lead late in the second period power play goal by P.K. Subban but Jonathan Toews paved the way for the game winner with a Chicago power play goal early in the third.
The Canadiens were 2-1 losers to the Minnesota Wild in a surprisingly emotionless game Wednesday night in St. Paul. Jason Zucker and jason Pominville scored for the Wild. Alex Galchenyuk scored the Canadiens only goal in the final minute. The Canadiens have lost four of their last five games.
Max Pacioretty broke a 3-3 tie with a third period goal to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win Monday night in Denver. The victory ended a three game losing streak and kept the Canadiens in a points tie with Tampa Bay atop the NHL standings. It was the first of four games in the American midwest. The next game Wednesday in Minnesota.
The Buffalo Sabres completed a weekend two-game sweep of the Canadiens Saturday with a 4-3 shootout victory at the Bell Centre. Following their six game winning streak the Canadiens are 2-3-1. The Habs now set out on a four game midwest road trip starting at Colorado on Monday night.
A bad bounce led to the winning goal as the Buffalo Sabres edged the Canadiens 2-1at First Niagara Centre in Buffalo Friday night. It was the Canadiens second loss in a row. The teams will meet again Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
The Canadiens finished off their back to back weekend with a 5-0 loss against the Rangers in New York on Sunday night. Henrik Lundqvist registered the shutout stopping all 21 shots mustered by a weary looking Canadiens. It was the Canadiens sixth game in nine nights.